Tuija Huuki

Tuija Huuki

PhD

PhD, Academy research fellow

Biography

Tuija Huuki is academy research fellow and Adjunct professor of Educational gender research at the University of Turku. She is the leader of the research team Gender, power and interaction in education in the Faculty of Education. Applying insights from new feminist materialist and posthuman theories and participatory arts-based methods, her research explores how power, gender and sexuality shape young peer and relationship cultures, and how arts-based methods enable children and young people to safely articulate and address gender, sexuality, power inequalities and other sensitive issues in their everyday lives. She currently leads two research projects funded by the Academy of Finland: Gender-based violence in pre-teen relationship cultures: How history, place, affect and arts interventions matter 2016-21 and Mapping, making & mattering: Arts and research-activism for addressing sexual harassment in pre-teen peer cultures 2019-23. For more detail, see www.tuijahuuki.com.

Research interests

  • Gender, power, violence, harassment and bullying children and young people’s everyday lives
  • Non-violence and ethically sustainable relationality in children’s and young people’s everyday lives
  • New materialist, posthuman and postqualitative theories and research methodologies
  • Creative and arts-based research methods
  • Research activism

Research funding and leadership

  • Mapping Making & mattering: Arts and research-activism for addressing sexual harassment in pre-teen peer cultures 2019–2023. The Academy of Finland €474,410. Leader.
  • Gender-based violence in pre-teen relationship cultures: How history, place, affect and arts interventions matter 2016–2021. The Academy of Finland €470,220. Leader.
  • CIMO Fellowship grant for PhD-student Marian Tumanyan 2017. CIMO €13,500. Leader.
  • Gender Equity, Conflict and Power among Young Children 2012–2016.  The Academy of Finland €280,300. Leader.
  • ALLiES - developing teachers’ and parents’ alliance for early violence prevention in pre-school 2010–2012. EC Daphne €723,000. Leader.
  • From Violence to Caring 2007–2010. The Academy of Finland €280,000. Co-leader.
  • Gendered Power Relations and Violence in Schools and Teacher Education 2001–2003.  The Academy of Finland €104 600. Member.

Other professional activities

  • More than 50 presentations, invited talks and chair in different seminars, symposiums, panels, conferences and education ever since 2007.
  • Editor of journal Sukupuolentutkimus/Genusforskning [Gender Studies] 2020-2021
  • Member of the Equality and Diversity Committee in Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Education and Oulu Business School 2019–.
  • Board member of education board of National Council for Gender Equality, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2011–2015.

Huuki, T (2019) Childhood: Friendship and peer cultures In Finland. In: Corsaro, W. (Ed) Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies.

Huuki, T & Kurkikangas, A (2019) Childhood: Sexuality and sexualization in Finland. In: Corsaro, W. (Ed) Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies.

Huuki, T. (2019) Collaging the virtual: Gender materialisations in the artwork of pre-teen children. Childhood. https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568219862321

Selected publications

  • Huuki, Tuija (2019) Collaging the virtual : exploring gender materialisations in the artwork of pre-teen children. - Childhood 26 (4), 430-447 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Huuki, Tuija; Lanas, Maija (2019) Child-adult. Sami child-adult/Past-present entanglements in a painful lecture at university. Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods. An Everyday Life Perspective. Rautio, Pauliina, Stenvall, Elina. - Children: Global Posthumanist Perspectives and Materialist Theories. Singapore. 139-153. [Original]
  • Pihkala, Suvi; Huuki, Tuija; Sunnari, Vappu (2019) Moving with Touch: Entanglements of a Child, Valentine’s Day Cards and Research-Activism against Sexual Harassment in Pre-Teen Peer Cultures. - Social sciences 8 (8), 226 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Huuki, Tuija; Kivijärvi, Antti; Lunabba, Harry Torsten (2018) Johdanto: Kohti sukupuolivastuullista poikatutkimusta. Poikatutkimus. Kivijärvi, Antti; Huuki, Tuija; Lunabba, Harri. - Nuorisotutkimusverkoston julkaisuja 205. Tampere. 8-27
  • Kivijärvi, Antti; Huuki, Tuija; Lunabba, Harry Torsten (2018) Poikatutkimus. - Nuorisotutkimusverkoston julkaisuja 205. Tampere
  • Huuki, Tuija (2018) Pojat ja (väki)valta kolmen metodologisen kehyksen näkökulmasta. Poikatutkimus. Kivijärvi, Antti; Huuki, Tuija; Lunabba, Harri. - Nuorisotutkimusverkoston julkaisuja 205. Tampere. 175-196
  • Lehto, Emilia; Huuki, Tuija (2018) Seksuaalikasvattajuus isyyden ja hegemonisen maskuliinisuuden ristipaineessa. - Kasvatus. Suomen kasvatustieteellinen aikakauskirja 49 (3), 186-197
  • Pihkala, Suvi; Huuki, Tuija; Heikkinen, Mervi; Sunnari, Vappu (2018) Reconfigurings of Non-violence as a Matter of Sustainability and Response-ability. - NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research online, online . Original: [Original]
  • Ferdinando, H.; Ye, L.; Han, T.; Zhang, Z.; Sun, G.; Huuki, T.; Seppänen, T.; Alasaarela, E. (2017) Violence Detection from ECG Signals : A Preliminary Study. - Journal of Pattern Recognition Research 12 (1), 7-18 . [Original]
  • Lanas, Maija; Huuki, Tuija (2017) Thinking beyond student resistance: a difficult assemblage in teacher education. - European journal of teacher education 40 (4), 436-446 . [Original]
  • Huuki, Tuija (2016) Pinoa, pusua ja puserrusta : Vallan sukupuolistuneet virtaukset lasten leikissä. - Sukupuolentutkimus 29 (3), 11-24 [Self-archived]
  • Huuki, Tuija; Juutilainen, Sandra (2016) Mapping historical, material and affective entanglements in a sami woman's discriminatory experiences in and beyond Finnish boarding school. - Education in the north 23 (2), 3-23 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Huuki, Tuija; Renold, Emma (2016) Crush : mapping historical, material and affective force relations in young children’s hetero-sexual playground play. - Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education 37 (5), 754–769 . [Original]
  • Huuki, Tuija; Sunnari, Vappu (2015) Standing by horizontal ellipsis standing off - troublesome compassion in the relationships of school boys. - Gender and education 27 (5), 555-574
  • Holford, Naomi; Renold, Emma; Huuki, Tuija (2013) What (else) can a kiss do? Theorizing the power plays in young children's sexual cultures. - Sexualities 16 (5-6), 710-729