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The future of feminisms in Finland and beyond
22.4.2021 at 15:15-:00
Online discussion event: The future of feminisms in Finland and beyond

Time: 22.4.2021 at 15:15-17

What are the central questions of today’s feminism and what does the future for feminism look like? Can there be feminism without antiracism? How is decolonization relevant for feminist research and activism?

We will discuss these and other timely questions with a starting point in the recently published anthology Feminisms in the Nordic Region. Neoliberalism, Nationalism and Decolonial Critique (2021, Palgrave Macmillan), edited by Suvi Keskinen, Pauline Stoltz and Diana Mulinari. The book will be shortly introduced at the beginning of the discussion. For more information about the book please have a look at https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-53464-6

Discussants: Suvi Keskinen, Faith Mkwesha, Monica Gathuo and Marjaana Jauhola.

Moderator: Minou Norouzi
The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion in the 2nd half of the event.

Suvi Keskinen is Professor of Ethnic Relations at the Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on racism, antiracism, Nordic colonialism and post/decolonial feminism. Keskinen leads a project on intersectional border struggles and disobedient knowledge in activism and a project on the mediatization of border crises in the aftermath of the 2015 asylum migration. She is also conducting research on racial profiling and experiences of security by racialized minorities in a Nordic collaborative project.

Faith Mkwesha is a researcher and lecturer at the The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN), University of Helsinki. She did her PHD on representation of gender and the nation in Zimbabwe and African literature and culture from a postcolonial perspective at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Her research interests are literary, cultural and African studies from a decolonial, postcolonial, black feminist and gender perspectives. Dr. Mkwesha is a social justice activist who founded the black feminist organisation Sahwira Africa International and is the Executive Director of Sahwira Africa International Cultural Centre in Finland. She does anti/racism activism launching online petitions to influence policy and initiate discussions on representation and racism.

Monica Gathuo is a community organiser and media producer located in Helsinki, Finland. Gathuo works as a co-coordinator for ARMA Alliance (Anti-Racism Media Activist Alliance) and researches the digital media usage of women of colour in Finland. She collaborates with POC lead grassroots organisations and supports initiatives led by the youth of color.

Marjaana Jauhola is Head of Discipline and University Lecturer in Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki. Her research focuses on co-creative research methodologies,
urban and visual ethnography with analytical eye on feminisms, politics of gender, and intersecting inequalities of crisis recovery initiatives.

Minou Norouzi is a filmmaker, researcher and writer based in London and Helsinki. Her postdoctoral research project titled "Revolutionary Patience: Migrant Perspective on doing Politics with the Documentary" looks into the ethics of representing migrant experiences from the perspective of women and non-binary artist-filmmakers from the MENA/SWANA region with personal experiences of displacement.

Please register at the latest on 20.4.2021. A Zoom-link will only be sent to those who have registered: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/92214/lomakkeet.html

Organisers: The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) and Global Development Studies, University of Helsinki.
Organizer: The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) and Global Development Studies, University of Helsinki
Submitted by: Finland
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22.04.2021 15:15-17:00
Helsinki, Finland