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Future research on sexual and gender minorities in Finland?
Welcome to a seminar on:
Relevant and urgent questions for future research on LGBTQI issues in Finland?

January 11 – 12 (Friday and Saturday) at Åbo Akademi university
Welcome to the Åbo Akademi University minority research profile organized seminar "Future research on sexual and gender minorities in Finland?".

At this seminar, keynotes from across Europe will tap into the issue ‘what are relevant and urgent questions for future research on LGBTQIA+?’ from their respective perspectives and horizons. In addition, some ongoing research projects at Åbo Akademi University will be presented by Panda Eriksson (Living with hiv in Finland project) and Minna Laukkanen (Coming out today? project). Finally, actor Boodi Kabbani, known from the film "A moment in the Reeds", Dr Julian Honkasalo (University of Helsinki as well as Trasek and Sateenkaariperheet), Dr Jukka Lehtonen (University of Helsinki) and Secretary General Kerttu Tarjamo from Seta will together provide input and critical comments in a panel discussion. Hopefully the discussions will nurture thoughts and ideas on new research projects.

This seminar is part of the Åbo Akademi University profile on minority research. It is open to students, researchers, activists and people engaged in NGOs and similar organisations.

Main keynotes speakers:

Dr Erika Alm (University of Gothenburg): “Towards sustainable scholarships on trans and intersex: critical studies of cisnormativity.”
Dr Rusi Jaspal (De Montfort University Leicester): “Enhancing Sexual Health, Self-Identity and Wellbeing among Men Who Have Sex with Men. A Guide for Practitioners.
Dr Tuula Juvonen ( University of Turku): “The Finnish closet in a historical perspective.”
Dr Ruth Pearce (University of Leeds): “The politics of trans health: condition or movement?”
Dr Luca Trappolin (University of Padova): “The mobilizations of LGBT organisations in Europe between homo-normativity and homonationalism: challenges and opportunities.”

The seminar starts 12.15 on Friday Jan 11 and ends no later than 17.30 on Saturday Jan 12. A dinner on Friday evening will provide additional space for discussions. Coffee, lunch and dinner are included in the registration fee of 50 euros. The number of participants is limited.

Please register no later than the 3rd of January at: https://survey.abo.fi/lomakkeet/10813/lomake.html


Peter Nynäs Professor at Åbo Akademi University
Rusi Jaspal Professor at De Montfort University Leicester (UK)
Mikko Väisänen Executive director of Pirkanmaan Seta
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11.01.2019 - 12.01.2019
Turku, Finland