Salla Aldrin-Salskov

Salla Aldrin-Salskov

Salla Aldrin Salskov (MSc, Gender Studies, MA, Philosophy) is currently finalizing her dissertation on critique and epistemic habits in feminist theory. Focusing on questions of knowledge production, language philosophy and ethics, her research interests include critical gender and queer theory, theories of sexual difference, post-humanism, human-animal studies, and feminist philosophy. Salla has written about the conceptual politics of gender and sexual difference theory (in Swedish and Finnish) and has published articles on savior narratives and homonationalist discourses in the Nordic countries, published in *Sexualities* and *NORMA: Nordic Journal of Masculinity Studies*, and feminist philosophy published in *Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical studies in Culture and Politics*.

In 2017 she edited a special issue on feminist epistemic habits and critique together with Marianne Liljeström (University of Turku), for Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics. Salla is one of the editors of the Finnish Journal of Queer Studies (2019-2020) and the Chair of the National Association of Queer Studies.)

Salla has been a member of the editorial board of the *National Journal of Gender Studies* in Finland for which she has also acted as book review editor (2015-2017) and was a visiting scholar at PAL (center for Philosophy, Arts and Literature) at Duke University (2014-2015, spring 2017).

Salla has been teaching gender studies for over ten years (undergraduate and advanced levels), on topics such as women and globalization, gendered and sexual violence, feminist science studies, intersectionality, feminist philosophy and theory, gender, embodiment and bodily practices as well as postcolonial feminism and queer theory. In the spring 2018 she worked as a university teacher in sociology at The Swedish School of Social Sciences.

In This research project Salla will continue her work on epistemic habits and the politics of knowledge production by critically assessing what kinds of theoretical, political and ethical investments and positionalities are made through a particular delineation of “proper objects” in feminist queer and anti-racist pedagogies that aim for promoting gender equality and justice. She investigates particular how geopolitical aspects come into play, how theories travel and how knowledge is assessed in various queer and feminist anti-racist spaces.