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PhD Salla Aldrin Salskov is a postdoctoral researcher in minority studies at Åbo Akademi University. She defended her dissertation in philosophy on Epistemic Habits in Queer and Feminist Theory in 2022 receiving the grade pass with honors, with professor Toril Moi (Duke University) and Rita Felski (University of Virginia) as her external examiners. She is an affiliated researcher in two projects, 1) Will to Relevance – Ideals in Finland-Africa Collaborations in Biomedicine and Gender Studies (Academy of Finland, University of Helsinki) where she has worked on epistemic habits, societal relevance and the politics of knowledge production by critically assessing what kinds of theoretical, political and ethical investments and positionalities, imagined and real, are made through particular delineations of “proper objects” in feminist, queer and anti-racist academia and activism. As a member of EEROS: Ethical Explorations: Rethinking Sexual Relations, (Kone Foundation) she is working on queer and feminist theory in relation to Wittgensteinian philosophy and psychoanalysis.

Her work has been published in Sexualities, NORMA: International Journal of Masculinity Studies, NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, and Policy Futures in Education, and other outlets. She has co-edited a special issue on feminism and critique for Feminist Encounters, a special issue on queer situatedness and concepts för the national queer studies journal SQS-journal. She is co-editor of Ethical Inquiries After Wittgenstein (Springer, 2022). Salla has guest lectured at Duke University, University of East Anglia, Sorbonne University, and Appalachian State University. In 2023, she was awarded the 'Researcher of the Year' prize at Åbo Akademi University for her doctoral thesis. She also holds the title of docent in gender studies. 



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