Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

This is a quick report of the annual Finnish Gender Studies Conference that I attended at University of Jyväskylä two weeks ago. In summary, I had a very good overnight trip, I enjoyed my time there, and felt like I got a very "rounded" and complete conference experience out of it. My own research deals … Continue reading Conference Report: Finnish Gender Studies Conference at University of Jyväskylä

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Activism and Ecocriticism

I finally got around to reading the recent issue of ISLE*. As usual, there were a couple of interesting articles in it and I found it especially interesting, considering the kind of times we're living in, that the contents were fairly openly political and activist-oriented. As I've discussed before, ecocriticism is an inherently political field … Continue reading Activism and Ecocriticism

Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

I woke up in the middle of the night today because I was so psyched about my work that I just couldn't sleep any more but had to immediately write down the ideas that I had, and ended up writing a solid page of new stuff on the article I'm working on at the moment. … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

Interesting New PhD Project: “The Ultra Ethnography”

"Sport is a powerful vehicle for enriching individual and societal well-being and development. Participation in sport results in improved physical, mental, and social health for individuals, families, and societies." The above is a quote from the "Context" part of Ian MacNairn's (University of Calgary) PhD project that aims to find out how community is built in … Continue reading Interesting New PhD Project: “The Ultra Ethnography”