Sanna Karhu



  • 611 Filosofia - Feminist Philosophy, Critical Theory, Poststructuralism, Gender Studies, Judith Butler, Queer Theory, Gender, Biopolitics, Ecofeminist Theory, Critical Animal Studies, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Transgender Theory, Intersectionality
  • 6160 Muut humanistiset tieteet

Curriculum Vitae

I currently work as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Gender Studies, in the Department of Cultures, University of Helsinki, Finland. The title of my project is Animal Trouble: A New Ecofeminist Critique of Speciesism.

I received a PhD in 2017 with a dissertation titled From Violence to Resistance: Judith Butler's Critique of Norms. You can access my dissertation via E-thesis (copyrighted).

I was interviewed on the basis of my dissertation by the Ilkka newspaper. You can access the article (in Finnish) here.

In the years 2016–2017 I worked as a visiting graduate research scholar at New York University, NYC, USA. In summer 2016 I was a fellow in Prof. Judith Butler's Master Class at The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI), The New School for Social Research, NYC, USA.

My latest article, "Judith Butler's Critique of Violence and The Legacy of Monique Wittig," can be accessed here.

My expertise and research interests include:

  • Political Philosophy
  • Feminist theory & philosophy
  • Queer theory
  • Feminist (poststructuralist) ethics
  • Critical animal studies
  • Ecofeminist theory
  • Theorization of social norms and violence

Viimeisimmät julkaisut

  1. Sanna Karhu (2019). "From Speciesism to A Possibility of Coexistence: Animals and the Politics of Violence," in Saara Hacklin & Satu Oksanen (eds) Coexistence, A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 166, Helsinki: Kiasma

    Karhu, S., 2019, Coexistence: A Museum of Contemporary Art Publication 166, Helsinki: Kiasma.. Kiasma, Nykytaiteen museo

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  2. Livable Lives: Judith Butler's Critique of Norms [Lectio Praecursoria]

    Karhu, S., 2018, julkaisussa : Sukupuolentutkimus. 31, 4, s. 42-46 5 Sivumäärä

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Uusimmat palkinnot

  1. Hilkka Pietilä Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation (The Fund for Arts and Social Sciences)

    Sanna Karhu (Vastaanottaja), 14 maaliskuuta 2018

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  2. The Kone Foundation "Bold Initiative" Grant for Postdoctoral Research for 4 years

    Sanna Karhu (Vastaanottaja), 2017

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  3. Duke University Feminist Theory Workshop International Travel Award

    Sanna Karhu (Vastaanottaja), 29 joulukuuta 2014

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Doctor of Philosophy 2017

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