Teaching and public talks

I teach on feminism and disasters, gender and conflicts and peacebuilding, social science theory and methodology, qualitative research methods (esp. ethnography, audio-visual personal narratives) and other international politics and development studies themes.

Forthcoming in 2018

Urban visual ethnography of peace, Lecture for module Urban Studies in the Global South, 5 cr MA module, University of Helsinki

Gender, Conflicts and Security in a Globalised World, 5cr MA module, University of Helsinki

Lectures and public talks (2017):

Lectures on visual ethnography, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi (09,11/2017)

Lectures and public talks (2016):

What are we mainstreaming when we mainstream gender in development and post-conflict reconstruction?, Lecture on module “Gender, Conflicts and Security in a Globalised World”, University of Helsinki, 28 September 2016

Feminist foreign policy and UNSCR1325 – need for decoloniazation?, Lecture on module “Gender, Conflicts and Security in a Globalised World”, University of Helsinki, 14 September 2016

Scraps of Hope: Inequalities and the Everyday in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, 27 April, Department of Political Science – International Relations, Saint Louis University Madrid, Spain

Ethnography and film documentarism on politics of reconstruction, 19 April, MA student workshop as part of the course ‘Regulation de la mondialisation/governing globalisation, Institut d’études politiques et internationales, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Scraps of Hope: Inequalities and the Everyday in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, 19 April, lunch seminar, Centre d’histoire internationale et d’études politiques de la mondalisation (CRHIM), Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

Hubungan Ethnography dengan Pengembangan Masyarakat dan Pekerja Sosial, 21 January, Faculty of Social Work, Islamic State University Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Scraps of Hope: Combining Street Ethnography, Life Histories and Film Documentarism to Document Everyday in Post-Tsunami Banda Aceh, 21 January, International Centre for Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies, Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Lectures and public talks (2015):

Gender, Culture and Politics (BA/MA lecture serie, 5 cr), Helsinki University Summer School 2015

Gender and Development (3-4th year undergraduate lecture serie, 5 cr), Development Studies, University of Helsinki

Gender and Sexuality in Indonesia (lecture), 14 January 2015, Palmenia Center for Continuing Education, Diversity and Sexual Health ToT Program

Lectures and public talks (2014):

Presentation ‘Everyday and the politics of post-disaster humanitarianism in the urban Banda Aceh, Indonesia’ and release of teaser ‘Scraps of hope’, Conference ‘Reframing Disasters’, 28-29 November 2014, University of Leeds, UK

Lecture ‘Gender Equality as Export Product of Finland? – Finnish Equality Discourse Producing Difference’, Gender, Politics, and Society module, Faculty of Social Sciences Gender Studies Teaching Basket, University of Helsinki, 3 November 2014

Presentation ‘The midwife, the wild eye: critical memory work and feminist oppositional gaze on the gendered reconstruction visions of Finnish nation and citizenship’, Conference ‘Reconstructing minds: the ethics of post-war memory and recollection’, 25-27 August 2014, University of Lapland, Finland

Invited speaker ‘Gendered Politics of Reconstruction and Everyday: Lived Post-Disaster Cities in the Age of Global Governmentality’, Workshop ‘Governing through ’Post-’: Post-Disaster, Post-Conflict, Post-Crisis?’, 18 June 2014, Warwick University, UK

Guest Lecture ‘ Approaching Gender Analysis’, Islamic University Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 16 April 2014, Research training on sociology of religion for the UIN Ar-Raniry staff members

Lectures and public talks (2013):

Talk ‘Gendered Bodies and Politics of ‘Civilising Banda Aceh’ in the aftermath of tsunami and armed conflict’ at ‘Accelerated Developments in Indonesia’ seminar, 7 November 2013

Book launch: Gender Studies Now! at Feminist Forum, 9 November 2013

Lecture “Gender Mainstreaming, Peace-building and Post-conflict Development”, 11 November 2013, Gender, Conflicts and Peacebuilding module, Faculty of Social Sciences Gender Studies Teaching Basket, University of Helsinki

Guest Lecture “Becoming Better Men and Women”: Gender mainstreaming and gendered agency in post-tsunami reconstruction in Aceh, Indonesia, 16 December 2013, Development Research Series ‘Bodies in Resistance’, Institute of Social Studies/den Haag.

Past teaching

Academic year 2013-2014, University of Helsinki

205.1 Introduction to Theory and Methodology Studies (Development Studies), 5   ECTS. (Autumn 2013)

Lecture on Gender analysis, Islamic University Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (April 2014)

Gender reading group, Islamic University Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh, Indonesia (May 2014)

Academic year 2012-2013, University of Helsinki

102 Introduction to Inquiring Learning, 5 ECTS. (Autumn 2012)

203 Social Realities in Development Countries, examiner of the faculty literature exam 3 ECTS. (Autumn 2012)

205.1 Introduction to Theory and Methodology Studies, 5 ECTS . (Spring 2013)

307 Master’s Thesis Seminar, 10 ECTS. (Spring 2013)

Lecture “Building Aceh Back Better?” – Post-Disaster Humanitarian Interventions and Will to Improve, 16 November 2012, Introduction to Global South Studies (GSS)

Organising Research Seminar ‘Studies in Trans-Disciplinary Method’ with Michael J. Shapiro, 21 May 2013

Audio file of Michael J. Shapiro’s talk “The Method of Dramatization”: War Crimes, Justice, and the Archives”, 22 May 2013

Malikussaleh University, Lhokseumawe, Province of Aceh, Indonesia, September 2012

In total of 40 hrs of teaching at the Faculty of Social Sciences (political science, sociology, intercultural communication, anthropology) and Faculty of Economics (Development Studies) for undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty staff levels.

Academic year 2011-2012, University of helsinki

Summer School 2012 of the Finnish Graduate School in Development Studies (27-29 August 2012)

105.2 Development Policy and Development Co-operation: Seminar, 3 ECTS.

Examiner of module 105 Development Policy and Development Co-operation, 3 ECTS.

Feminism and Politics of Reconstruction, 2 ECTS (course cancelled, available later)

Convenor of the Seminar Group “Gender and Politics”, Department of Political and Economic Studies (01-02/2012)

Sukupuoli yhteiskuntatieteiden teorioissa 31.10.-14.12.2011, lecture on (Hetero)normativity (7.11.)

Convenor of the Seminar Group “Gender and Politics”, Department of Political and Economic Studies

Academic year 2010-11, University of Helsinki,

M330. Bachelor\’s Thesis Seminar: Subprogramme-Specific Part (World Politics)

M420. Theoretical Orientations in Research on Foreign Policy and Diplomacy (seminar and oral examinations)

Examiner of the following modules:

M220. Theory of Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

M225. The Foreign Policies of Great Powers

M420. Theoretical Orientations in Research on Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

M425. Specialisation in Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Lecture “Changes in Global Governance – Gender Equality Policies in the Nordic Countries”, Open University

Aberystwyth University (2007-2010)

01-07/2010, Part-Time Teaching Staff, responsible for 9 weeks seminar teaching in module “Introduction to the Third World in International Politics”

Roundtable discussant, Aberystwyth University, in a third year undergraduate module “Women in the Third World” (2007, 2008, 2010)

04/2008, Lecture “First world/Third world feminists – Beijing and Beyond” for a third year undergraduate module “Women in the Third World”

05/2007, Lecture “Women and War” for a third year undergraduate module “Women in the Third World”

Universitas Muhammadiyah di Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2007)

Co-teaching the module “Analysis of Political Powers in Indonesia” for the International Class students of International Relations (Jurusan Ilmu Hubungan Internasional)

Other Lectures and modules (1997-2005)

11/2005, lecture “Millenium Development Goals and Gender Mainstreaming”, Student Union of the University of Tampere (kehy-viikko)

04-05/2005, developing and teaching a module “keys to globalization”, Helsinki Business College

02/2005, lecture “Gender Mainstreaming in the Finnish Development Policy” for master students in Women’s Studies, University of Helsinki, Kristiina-Instituutti

01-04/2003 and 01-02/2004, developing and teaching a module on “Globalization – Impacts in the North and South”, Diakonia Polytechnic, Järvenpää

04/2003, lecture “Work Experience in Development co-operation” for the lecture series “Intercultural Communication: Challenges of Professional Life”, University of Jyväskylä, Intercultural Communication and International Relations Master Programme

11/2002-12/2003, Part-time Lecturer, Polytechnic for Humanities (HUMAK), Nurmijärvi Unit, adult education course on advocacy and communication skills for NGOs (Kansalaisjärjestöjen viestintä- ja vaikuttamistaidot kansainvälistyvässä toimintaympäristössä, 20 ov)

03-05/1997, Planning and co-ordination of a course ’Towards International Professionalism”, University of Jyväskylä, Continuing Education Centre, Multicultural Programmes

Lectures for Expert Audience

06/2005, 01/2005, 10/2004, 05/2003, Designing and training of gender training modules “Gender Mainstreaming in Civilian Crisis Management” for basic course and specialization course in Rule of Law in EU Programme on Civilian Aspects of Crisis Management (in Ministry of Interior/Kuopio Rescue Service College, Ministry of Interior in Hungary, Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, University of Helsinki, Department for Development Studies)

09-10/2004, several training workshops on gender and armed conflicts for Amnesty International Finnish Section

09/2004 Co-facilitator of a one-day training on gender and humanitarian assistance, Finnish Red Cross

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