Philosophy and Political Science
University of Helsinki
Tuija Pulkkinen is in charge of a research project called The Politics of Philosophy and Gender, which is conducted as part of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Political Thought and Conceptual Change. During her term as Academy Professor Tuija Pulkkinen will continue to explore the field of feminist theory by analysing the implications of major ontological approaches to gender theorization and feminist politics. Her project is interdisciplinary and is situated at the interface between philosophy and politology. It explores the philosophical contest between prominent theoreticians such as Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray, Elizabeth Grosz, Rosi Braidotti and Adriana Cavarero, turning the spotlight on what Pulkkinen calls the ‘politics of philosophy’.