Sanna Karkulehto

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Sanna Karkulehto is Professor of Literature at the University of Jyväskylä and the School of Resource Wisdom (JYU.Wisdom) and holds the title of Docent of Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Oulu and Gender Studies at the University Lapland, Finland. She earned her PhD in literature at the University of Oulu. She has previously worked as a Lecturer in Film Studies, Senior Lecturer in Literature, and Professor of Literature at the University of Oulu. She has held visiting professorships and scholarships in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality at Rice University, Houston TX (USA); Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest (Hungary and Austria); and the Posthumanities Hub at Linköping University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment), Stockholm (Sweden). She has paid shorter research visits to University of Melbourne (Australia); University of Utrecht (Netherlands); University of Washington, Seattle (USA); and University of California, Berkeley (USA). 

In her research work Karkulehto studies literature in relation to contemporary culture, media and society. She is specialized in ethical and political questions concerning diversity, differences, otherness, and power in contemporary literature and culture. Her most recent areas of interest cover gender-based violence research, in which the research projects she has led have been funded by the Academy of Finland, the Kone Foundation, and Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, as well as environmental humanities and human–animal studies, humanistic sustainability studies, feminist posthumanities, and planetary well-being. Her co-edited works include, e.g.,

The monograph Seksin mediamarkkinat (Gaudeamus) was published in 2011.
​​​​​​​Karkulehto is the editor-in-chief of Wisdom Letters–Towards Planetary Well-being publication.

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