Elina Oinas

Her research deals with shifting knowledge practices, power, gender, feminisms, development/transformation, health, and embodiment in different organisations, contexts and collaborations in Finland, Benin, Ethiopia, and South Africa. She has been interested in how social sciences engage with human body fluids and microbes since the 1990s, with empirical work on menstruation, HIV and most recently, diarrhea.

Elina Oinas is a visiting fellow at Claire Hall College at University of Cambridge the academic year 2021-2022. She has previously worked in Gender Studies, Sociology and Development Studies for example at the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi, UC Berkeley, and the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala. Currently she is a member of the Excecutive Board of the International Sociological Association ISA. 

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