Eveliina Puutio

MA (Education)

Doctoral student


In my arts-based doctoral research I am focusing on the attachments and deattachments of elementary schools girls in children's (hetero)sexual peer cultures. I am using new-materialist and post-humanist approaches to foreground children's peer cultures as contextual, performative and fluid networks which are constantly affected by different kinds of material forces. The aim of the research is to raise awareness of girls power relations and to help educators to address gender, sexuality and gender diversity with ethically sustainable manners in children’s peer cultures.

Research interests

  • Feminist new materialism in education
  • Children's peer cultures
  • Gender and power in education
  • Girlhood studies
  • Arts-based methods
  • Posthuman research practices in education
  • Children and heteronormativity

Research groups

  • Women's and Gender Studies


Mapping, Making & Mattering: Arts and Research-Activism for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Pre-Teen Peer Cultures

The Academy of Finland funded gender studies research project Mapping, making & mattering: Arts and research-activism for addressing sexual