Research and the research group


The research at the Unit for Gender Studies focuses on questions of gendered culture in Lapland and the gendered meanings of education. The Unit collaborates with other faculties and research units, especially with the Centre for Research Education at the University of Lapland.

The Enterprising self research project, funded by the Academy of Finland, began in 2007. Seija Keskitalo-Foley works as the post-doc researcher in the project.

The Unit for Gender Studies has been involved in ESR projects managed by the University’s Regional Development and Innovation Services.

The unit is a member of ATGENDER (the European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation). Since 1993, feminist researchers at the University of Lapland have participated in the Femina Borealis Network, a cooperation organisation of feminist researchers and activists in the Barents Region.

The research group consists of active members of different scientific backgrounds currently working on their doctoral thesis. It has been possible to take a doctoral degree in Gender Studies at the University of Lapland since 2007. The unit participates in the Finnish Doctoral Programme for Women’s Studies. Professor Päivi Naskali is a member of the management group and Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen was selected as a graduate student for four years.