Back to Amateur Leagues

As I said in the previous post, I've had to concede defeat in my plan to finish most of my dissertation by the end of 2018. I was hired by the University of Jyväskylä to write my thesis and hopefully get it mostly done by new year but further required editing rounds of my article … Continue reading Back to Amateur Leagues


Gender and Ethnography Conference Calls

Just a quick heads up for those who have not seen these calls yet: There's an interesting-sounding ethnography conference at University of Jyväskylä in February, and the 2018 Finnish Gender Studies Conference takes place in Turku already in November with the theme "Trans in Transit". Check the embedded links if these are of interest to … Continue reading Gender and Ethnography Conference Calls

A New Academic Year, Summer Reading, and Conference News

It continues to be hot as hell outside and I'm still wearing flip flops to work, but the summer's finally getting to its end and another academic year has started. It hasn't been a good summer. I've had all the time in the world to work but haven't got much done. It's been too hot … Continue reading A New Academic Year, Summer Reading, and Conference News

Back at JYU Plus Empirical Ecocriticism

This June has seemed to fly by but just wanted to write a very quick update post. A couple of weeks ago I again spent a few days at University of Jyväskylä to attend a seminar and a "development day". It was good visiting JYU again to see my colleagues there. The trip turned out … Continue reading Back at JYU Plus Empirical Ecocriticism

Job Application Update

This spring, I applied for three different teaching posts at the universities of Jyväskylä and Vaasa. I mentioned that in this blog, too, so thought I'd just announce the end result here, too. So, long story short, I didn't get a job this time. This is not such bad news as it may sound, as … Continue reading Job Application Update

CfP: Masculinities Studies Conference in August at JYU

We now take another quick break for advertising: The Finnish masculinities studies society SUMS arranges a one-day conference/seminar on critical studies on men and masculinities at University of Jyväskylä in August. I have attended this happening in 2015 (at U of Helsinki) and 2016 (at U of Tampere), and last year attended the Finnish gender … Continue reading CfP: Masculinities Studies Conference in August at JYU

Acceptances, Appearances, Applications

Wheew, it's been busy times but I thought I'd write a quick little post on a couple of new turns in the PhD student life. Besides the normal busyness, I've also had some annoying personal stuff going on, but I've mostly managed to work through that normally. Anyway, first, I mentioned in the previous post … Continue reading Acceptances, Appearances, Applications