Guest Professor Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths, University of London) will be visiting Gender Studies at UTA in May (21/5-1/6)

Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths, University of London) will be visiting Gender Studies at University of Tampere in May (as a Faculty of Social Sciences Guest Professor), from May 21 until June 1, 2018. Our project is one of the three research projects, in addition to ‘Divide into Two?’ and ‘On the Sidelines’, that have been arranging Coleman’s visit, and postdoctoral fellow Marjo Kolehmainen will act as Coleman’s contact person.

Coleman’s homepage:


Please save the following dates – the  two events described below are open to all. Pre-registration is not required – Welcome! 

Tue May 29: Affective Times of Capitalism (thematic gender studies seminar) 12-16
Wed May 30: Feminist New Materialist Practice Workshop 14-16


In addition, a research workshop with Rebecca Coleman will take place on Thu May 24, 13-17 (dinner 19-). If you wish to attend, please contact Marjo Kolehmainen ( The papers will be delivered in advance via email.


Detailed programme below:


Tue May 29, 12-16 (Linna 5026-5027): Thematic gender studies seminar Affective Times of Capitalism

12.15-13.45 Rebecca Coleman (Goldsmiths, University of London): Mediated Presents: Digital Media, Infra-Structures of Feeling and the Production of ‘the Now’
13.45-14.15 Break
14.15-15.00 Raisa Jurva (SOC, University of Tampere): Affective politics of progression narratives. Women talking about equality in heterosexual relationships
15.00-15.45 Matias Nurminen (COMS, University of Tampere): Longing for the Men of Past: The Manosphere, Resisting Reading and Rewriting Masculinity

Click here to see the abstracts

Wed May 30, 14-16 (Linna 5026-5027): Feminist New Materialist Practice Workshop

Until recently, the new materialisms have mainly constituted a conceptual field, viewed as ‘high’ theory. However, contemporary work is beginning to explore the methodological suggestiveness of new materialist thinking, developing a range of media, methods and practice research approaches that both put these insights to work, and reflect back on them, reshaping what new materialisms is, what it does and what it can do. Feminist work has been at the forefront of these developments (e.g.Kontturi, Tiainen, Nauha and Angerer 2018, Hickey-Moody and Page 2015, Coleman, Page and Palmer forthcoming). This practice-based workshop explores feminist new materialisms through a focus on interdisciplinary and precarious research practices. The workshop will facilitate translations of ideas across different media and materials. It will involve participants experimenting with practices including creative writing and collaging, and reflecting on and discussing them as appropriate. The experiments are understood as constituting emerging methodologies for putting new materialist thinking to work. Further, they focus on the specificities of particular practices, materials and materialisations, attending to, in Haraway’s terms, the situatedness and partiality of knowledge production and worldings

No prior experience of these practices is required or expected. This workshop has been developed with Helen Palmer and Tara Page.


Thu May 24, 13-17 (Linna 5026-5027): Research workshop with Rebecca Coleman

Chair: Marja Vehviläinen


13.15-14.00 Hanna-Mari Ikonen & Minna Nikunen: The moral order of youth mobilities
14.00-14.45 Sanna Rikala: Intersecting inequalities among young adults outside labor and education due to mental distress
14.45-15.15 Break
15.15-16.00 Marjo Kolehmainen: Knowledge and experience in relationship counselling practices? Re-thinking heteronormativity
16.00-16.45 Annukka Lahti: Psychosocial bisexual subject in relationships

19- Get-together dinner (Restaurant Muusa)

(Please contact Marjo Kolehmainen if you wish to attend the research workshop)


For more information, contact Marjo Kolehmainen (