PhD candidate

Salla Peltonen


Salla Peltonen holds an MA in Philosophy (2018), and an MSc in Gender Studies (2009) från Åbo Akademi University.

She is currently a PhD candidate in Philosophy, Åbo Akademi University, and a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki. Salla is currently finalizing her dissertation on critique and epistemic habits in feminist theory, focusing on questions of epistemology, language philosophy and ethics.

Salla has been a visiting researcher at PAL, the center for Philosophy, Arts and Literature and at the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, at Duke University (2013-2015 and 2017).

Professional interests

My research interests include critical gender and queer theory, theories of sexual difference, post-humanism, human-animal studies, and feminist philosophy. My work is inspired by Wittgensteinian language and moral philosophy more broadly.

I have also published three articles together with her colleague Katarina Jungar on savior narratives and homonationalist discourses in the Nordic countries, published in *Sexualities* and *NORMA: Nordic Journal of Masculinity Studies*. She has also written about the conceptual politics of gender and sexual difference theory (in Swedish and Finnish).

I have worked as an editorial secretary of the Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender research (2007-2010) and is currently member of the editorial board of the *National Journal of Gender Studies* in Finland for which I am also is the book review editor. In 2017 I 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. I am also 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
teaching gender studies courses for over ten years, on topics such as women and
globalization, gendered and sexualized violence, feminist science studies,
feminist philosophy, feminist classics, feminist theory (undergraduate and
advanced levels), gender, embodiment and bodily practices. She has worked as a university teacher in sociology at The Swedish School of Social Sciences (2017). Salla has experience of
developing, planning, organizing and teaching courses all academic levels.
She has also initiated and planned seminars, lectures, reading courses and
philosophy reading circles, where feminist perspectives often have been

experience playing and coaching roller derby with the local Roller Derby team,
Dirty River Roller Derby, informs her commitment to critical gender and queer
theory and politics.

Research Areas


feminist philosophy, Moral philosophy, ordinary language philosophy, Wittgenstein

Peer-reviewed publications

C2 Edited book
Gensvar: Essäer för Göran Torrkulla på hans 70-årsdag (2019)
Mio Lindman, Salla Peltonen, Hugo Strandberg, Joel Backström, Camilla Kronqvist, Jakob Meløe, Birgit Schaffar, Antony Fredriksson, Erik Hallstensson, Åsa Slotte, Sebastian Bergholm, Sara Nyman, Pauliina Holmqvist, Mats Holmqvist, Jonas Ahlskog, Hannes Nykänen, Leena Kuumola, Olli Lagerspetz, Martin Gustafsson, Lars Hertzberg, Natan Elgabsi, Kim Solin, Bertel Wahlström, Marcus Prest, Ylva Gustafsson
Filosofi vid Åbo Akademi
A3 Book section, Chapters in research books
The Ascendency of Whiteness: On Understanding racialized Queerness in LGBTIG Refugee Work (2018)
Salla Peltonen, Katarina Jungar
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Acts of homonationalism: Mapping Africa in the Swedish media (2017)
Jungar K, Peltonen S
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
Perceiving shit as shit: on the grammar of patriarchy in Valerie Solanas SCUM Manifesto (2017)
Salla Peltonen, Mio Lindman, Sara Nyman
Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics
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A1 Journal article (refereed)
'Saving Muslim queer women from Muslim hetero-patriarchy’: Savior narratives in LGBTI youth work (2016)
Katarina Jungar, Salla Peltonen
NORMA - Nordisk tidsskrift for maskulinitetsstudier
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Other publications

B2 Book section
Förord (2019)
Mio Lindman, Salla Peltonen, Hugo Strandberg
Åbo Akademi University
D2 Article in a professional book
Gensvar: Att samtala med Göran (2019)
Salla Peltonen, Mio Lindman
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
En glad film bortom identitet (2017)
Mio Lindman, Salla Peltonen
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
Introduction: On Epistemic Habits and Critique (2017)
Salla Peltonen, Marianne Liljeström
Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics
View on publisher's site
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
Den välmenande expertisens problem (2016)
Salla Peltonen

Other Research Activities

Last updated on 2019-11-02 at 14:57