TAIJA KAARLENKASKI

Grant-funded Researcher

PhD, Docent, postdoctoral researcher in a research project funded by the Kone foundation: ”Return to Interspecific Coexistence – Posthuman Interpretations from Folklore, Oral History, and Popular Culture”, 2019-2021.

My background is in folklore studies and human-animal studies, and I have specialized in human-cattle relationships and the history of Finnish dairy husbandry.  In my previous studies, I have examined the impacts of technologization and modernization on cattle husbandry and the concomitant human-animal relationships in Finland from the late 19th century until the 21st century. In "Return to Interspecific Coexistence" research project I will explore, for example, the relationships between human beings and urban animals. My theoretical interests include posthumanist and new materialist theories, as well as the application of gender studies perspectives on human-animal relations. I am also involved in the research project "Culture of Unsustainability", funded by the Academy of Finland, at the University of Turku.

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Karelian Institute

Email

taija.kaarlenkaski@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 330 2487

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RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF

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