Otso Ilmari Harju


    Research areas

  • 5141 Sociology - Gender, Class, India, Ethics, Urban Studies

Description of research and teaching

My research focuses on gender, class and selfhood in contemporary feminist lifeworlds in metropolitan India.

My teaching areas include etnography, ethics, intersectionality, postcolonialism and feminist politics.


Education information

PhD Candidate, Gender Studies, University of Helsinki. 2017–

MSc, Asian Studies (South Asia track), Lund University. 2016.

BA, Philosophy, University of Helsinki, 2012.


Latest publications

  1. Women and Maids: Perceptions of domestic workers, housework and class among young, progressive, middle-to upper-class women in Delhi

    Harju, O., 2017, Lund, Sweden: Lund University, p. 1-66, 66 p. (Working Papers in Contemporary Asian Studies; no. 55).

    Research output: Working paperScientific

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Latest activities

  1. Class, gender and reflexivity in Delhi: Young middle-to-upper class, upper caste feminists’ descriptions of self

    Otso Ilmari Harju (Speaker)
    4 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Lund University

    Otso Ilmari Harju (Visiting researcher)
    26 Nov 201821 Dec 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  3. Kontur (Journal)

    Otso Ilmari Harju (Editor in chief), Mattias Lehtinen (Editor in chief)
    1 Jul 201828 Oct 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of special theme number

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