Marta Maicas Pérez, INGENIO (CSIC-UPV)'s PhD student is doing a Research visit at Gender Studies Department in Tampere University, in Finland. Yesterday she presented the theoretical chapter of her thesis project at the first hybrid Gender Studies seminar celebrated by the group. Johanna Kantola, Professor of Gender Studies at Tampere University, is hosting this research visit.
Maica's research is focused on feminist organizational change processes. The seminar, according to the researcher, "was a great opportunity to get feedback from Gender Studies experts and to connect with different research networks". Gender Studies at the Tampere University has a strong interdisciplinary and social science orientation. Their research draws on and contributes to recent developments in feminist theories and methodologies, and engages actively with the societal and political contexts it arises from. Their key research areas include politics, economy and activism; science, technology and higher education; politics of affect, emotions and embodiment; and working life.
About Marta Maicas
Marta Maicas is PhD Student at INGENIO CSIC-UPV of the PhD Program in Local Development and International Cooperation of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Her main research topic is feminist organizational change processes. She is part of the group of researchers of Innovación Social Colectiva. Maicas is teacher in the gender module of the Master in Cooperation for Development at the UPV. Her main areas of interest are feminisms, especially Feminist Economics, participatory research methodologies and transformative education.
About Johanna Kantola
Johanna Kantola is Professor of Gender Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University. She obtained her PhD in Politics at the University of Bristol in 2004 and became Docent in Politics at the University of Helsinki in 2007.Her research centres on gender, power and politics: political parties and institutions, gender equality policies in Finland and in the EU, and theoretical questions about the state, representation and intersectionality. She is the director of the Academy of Finland (2016-2020) and University of Helsinki Research Funds (2015-2017) funded research project Gender and Power in Reconfigured Corporatist Finland.