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Katarina Leppänen


Katarina Leppänen
Professor , Head of Department
History of Ideas and Science
+46 31 786 5872

Room number: C629
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg
Duties: Head of Department

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Katarina Leppänen

I have been employed at Uppsala University since autumn 2010, and since January 2013 also at Gothenburg University. My current research project is called ”Representation and articulation of national identity in Finland and Estonia 1900-1940: Theoretical readings of Aino Kallas and Hella Wuolijoki”. So far I have published two articles on the project: ”Historia och litteratur i identitetsskapande”, Finsk tidskrift, 7–8, 2010 and ”Stater drömmer om nationell enhet, människor drömmer om tillhörighet”, in Drömmar, eds. Mats Andrén, Henrik Björck, Johan Kärnfelt och Cecilia Rosengren, Göteborg, Arachne 2010. During the academic year 2009-2010 I was employed at Åbo Akademi University in Finland at the Department of Gender Studies.

Previous research includes a post doc project funded by the Swedish Research Council, ”From suffrage to citizenship” and ”Gender, race, sexuality: Contructivism or essentialism”. I have also worked as the editor of the Swedish gender studies journal Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift and managed a pedagogical project called ”A canon called in question”, which was funded by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.

In 2005 I defended my thesis on the Swedish feminist Elin Wägner and her involvement in the European women’s movement, especially focusing on ideas about, gender, nature and history, Elin Wägner’s Alarm Clock: Ecofeminist Theory in the Interwar Era, Lanham, Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.

My research interests include international issues relating to gender and nationalism , gender and the League of Nations in the interwar era, such as trafficking in women, married women’s nationality and education for internationalism. More recently I have engaged in research on religion, sexuality and emancipation.

Latest publications

Welfare State and Feminist Transnational Knowledge Production
Liu Xin, Katarina Leppänen, Elina Oinas, Yan Zhao, Lily Yu et al.
Gendered Dimensions of Welfare in China and the Nordic Region. Feminist transformations, visions and recommendations / Savinetti, Nicol (ed.), Copenhagen, NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Report, Report chapter 2019
Report chapter

Om världslitteratur, plats och historia
Katarina Leppänen
Finsk tidskrift, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

Reflections on Gender and Small Languages in World Literature Scholarship: Methods of Inclusions and Exclusions
Katarina Leppänen
World Literatures: Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange, Stockholm, Stockholm University Press, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Alexandra Kollontaj
Katarina Leppänen
Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexicon, Göteborg, Göteborgs universitet, Institutionen för historiska studier, Encyclopedia entry 2018
Encyclopedia entry

Miljöhumaniora. Ett forskningsfält tar form
Katarina Leppänen
Samtider. Perspektiv på 2000-talets idéhistoria / redaktörer Anders Burman & Lena Lennerhed, Göteborg, Daidalos, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Gender and Vernaculars in Digital Humanities and World Literature
Jenny Bergenmar, Katarina Leppänen
NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, Journal article 2017
Journal article

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Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift (Tema: Genus & Gud)
Åsa Arping, Katarina Leppänen, Eva Zetterman
Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift, Journal issue 2003
Journal issue

Från redaktionen
Åsa Arping, Katarina Leppänen
Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift, Magazine article 2003
Magazine article

Är civilisationen onaturlig? Några reflektioner kring Elin Wägners och Rosa Mayreders civilisationskritik
Katarina Leppänen
Kvinnorna skall göra det! Den kvinnliga medborgarskolan på Fogelstad - som idé, tex och historia, Södertörn, Samtidshistoriska institutet, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book

En Paz con la Tierra
Katarina Leppänen
Mujeres y Ecología: Historia, Pensamiento, Sociedad, Madrid, Al-Mudayna, Chapter in book 2003
Chapter in book


Elin Wägner: Om historia, könspsykologi och ekologi
Katarina Leppänen
Om samtal: En nordisk antologi, Göteborg, Ulla Holm eget förlag, Chapter in book 2002
Chapter in book


Ekofeminism: Nya perspektiv på förhållandet mellan människa/natur/teknologi
Katarina Leppänen
Från teknik till etik: MIljöförståelse i universitetsperspektiv, Åbo, Finland, Åbo Akademis Förlag, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

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