Riikka Taavetti

Person

    Research areas

  • 5201 Political History - Queer History, Politics of Memory, Politics of History, Oral History, Cultural Memory Studies

Curriculum Vitae

I work as a Doctoral Candidate in Political History. In my dissertation I study the construction of queer  sexualities in Finnish and Estonian personal and cultural memories. In my research, I utilise life story writings and their collection as well as archives and public discussion on the past. See my personal web page for more information and my list of publications and presentations.

Highlighted publications

  1. Queer Politics of Memory: Undisciplined Sexualities as Glimpses and Fragments in Finnish and Estonian Pasts

    Taavetti, R. M., 4 Oct 2018, Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences. 249 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

  2. Queer Politics of Memory: Undisciplined Sexualities as Glimpses and Fragments in Finnish and Estonian Pasts. Lectio Preacursoria 5.10.2018.

    Taavetti, R. M., 2018, In : Ennen ja nyt : historian tietosanomat. 2018

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  3. Suvaitsevaisuuden soturi: Tom of Finlandin ilo ja häpeä satavuotiaassa Suomessa

    Taavetti, R. M., 2018, In : Ennen ja nyt : historian tietosanomat. 2018, 2

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  4. Ambivalent Positions and Challenging Contexts in Researching “Rainbow Youth” in Finland

    Lehtonen, J. & Taavetti, R., 2018, Engaging Youth in Activism, Research and Pedagogical Praxis: Transnational and Intersectional Perspectives on Gender, Sex, and Race. Shefer, T., Hearn, J., Ratele, K. & Boonzaier, F. (eds.). Routledge, p. 75-90 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  5. "A woman should not be so cheap": The Prostitute as a Constructed Other in Estonian Post-Soviet Life Stories

    Taavetti, R. M., 28 Aug 2017, In : European Journal of Life Writing. 6, p. 197-217 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  6. Reflecting the Queer Me: Memories of Finnish Queer Youth from the 1950s Onwards

    Taavetti, R., 2016, In : Lambda nordica.. 3-4, p. 81-107 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  7. A marshall in love: Remembering and forgetting queer pasts in the Finnish archives

    Taavetti, R., 2016, In : Archival Science. 16, 3, p. 289–307 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  8. Vaikeat muistot - menneisyyden ja nykyhetken vuoropuhelua

    Salmi-Niklander, K. A., Savolainen, U. E., Laine, S. & Taavetti, R. M., May 2017, In : Elore. 24, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

  9. Tärkeintä on lähteminen: muuttamisen merkitykset sateenkaarinuorten elämässä

    Taavetti, R., 2016, Lapset ja nuoret muuttoliikkeessä : Nuorten elinolot -vuosikirja 2016. Kivijärvi, A. & Peltola, M. (eds.). Nuorisotutkimusseura Nuorisotutkimusverkosto, p. 135-147 13 p. (Julkaisuja; no. 185)(Verkkojulkaisuja; no. 105).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Highlighted activities

  1. On the limits of the diaspora narrative: The many lives of Heljo Liitoja.

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. Glimpses of Queer: Life Writings and Queer Cultural Memory.

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Queer Life Stories and Queer Cultural Memory

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)
    2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  4. Feminismin sukupolvet -paneeli

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)
    2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  5. Construction of ”Othered” Sexualities in Finnish and Estonian Memories from the 1990s to the present

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)
    15 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  6. Queer Pasts and Soviet Legacies in and around Jaanus Samma’s ‘NSFW. A Chairman’s Tale'

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)
    20 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  7. Telling the Chairman’s Tale. Intertwined Queer Pasts and Soviet Legacies in Jaanus Samma’s ‘NSFW. A Chairman’s Tale'

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker)
    19 Apr 201720 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  8. Researching, reworking and representing Soviet and Socialist LGBT histories,

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker: Presenter)
    29 Sep 20162 Oct 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

  9. XIXth International Oral History Conference: Speaking, Listening, Interpreting

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker: Presenter)
    27 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

  10. European Social Science History Conference

    Riikka Taavetti (Speaker: Presenter)
    30 Mar 20162 Apr 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

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