Affective Activism: Sites of Queer and Trans World-Making focuses on the ways in which queer and trans activists claim space for themselves and their world-making. Introducing an interdisciplinary approach to what we call affective activism, the project will produce original interview data and cutting-edge analysis on the affective arrangements of queer and trans activists’ actions, strategies, and visions for the future.

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Tuula Juvonen presenting on “Positioning Finnish sexualities against imagined Swedish homosexuality” in Rethinking Sexuality symposium! #rethinksex

Starting now at @sodertorn högskola: Rethinking Sexuality in Nordic and Post-Soviet Contexts: A Symposium #rethinksex https://www.sh.se/english/sodertorn-university/calendar/events/2022-05-31-rethinking-sexuality-in-nordic-and-post-soviet-contexts-a-symposium

Check out our CFP for the 8th Nordic Trans Studies Network Conference! “From Transgender Rage to Trans Joy. Trans Studies through Affective Lens.” DL Oct 31. The conference takes place in Tampere, Finland, in February 2023. https://aqt-activism.fi/event/cfp-from-transgender-rage-to-trans-joy-trans-studies-through-affective-lens-the-8th-nordic-trans-studies-network-conference/

My visit in Finland continued to Jyväskylä and the Queer Tentacles seminar organized by SQS, the Society of Queer Studies in Finland. Two amazing days full of exciting research, art and interdisciplinary discussions! 💜

Today I attended a local queer history tour by Upsala Darling & Upplandsmuseet, covering e.g. stories of Pontus Wikner and the first gay rights demonstration in Uppsala in 1971. What a great way to practice my Swedish skills and to prepare for Uppsala Pride tomorrow! 🏳️‍🌈

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