Eveliina Puutio

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In my doctoral research I explore the ways in which elementary school girls become attached to and detached from child sexual cultures. Furthermore, I am interested in how children's non-normative gendered and sexual expressions are becoming possible as a part of their daily lives.

In my research I utilize feminist new materialist approaches to examine child sexual cultures, considering how they evolve in the interplays of various temporal, local, and material factors such as everyday objects and spaces. My research aims to increase understanding of gender and sexuality in children's peer cultures and to help those working with children to identify and address children's gendered and sexual expressions in ethically sustainable manners.

Research interests

  • Feminist new materialisms
  • Arts-based methodology
  • Girlhood studies
  • Gender and sexuality in childhood
  • School peer cultures

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Contact information

E-mail

Eveliina.Puutio@oulu.fi

Phone number

+358 29 448 3623

Visiting address

University of Oulu
Faculty of Education, KTK318

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