Invidual residences

RAISA JURVA

From Monday, 20 January 2020 to Friday, 31 January 2020

Bio

Raisa Jurva (M.Soc.Sc.) is finalizing her doctoral thesis in Gender Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University, Finland. Her research interests include ambivalent attachments of intimacy, entanglements of power and affect in intimate relationships, feminist and queer theories and methodologies, and life course perspectives on gender. She has published on discourses of heterosexuality in sex education materials, men’s experiences of prostate cancer treatment, and female complaint as an expression of gender inequality. Her doctoral research is part of the Academy of Finland funded research project Just the Two of Us? Affective inequalities in intimate relationships (31213265711).

Project

During the residency, I will be finalizing my PhD thesis in Gender Studies, for which I have interviewed mid- to later-life women who have experience of a relationship with a substantially younger man. The unconventional age difference brings forth gendered conventions on heterosexuality, such as reproduction and family lineage. Drawing on feminist research on heterosexuality and queer temporalities research, I focus on the affective dimension of intimacy that enables gender hierarchies to get stuck. The study is part of a research project Just the Two of Us? Affective inequalities in intimate relationships (project 31213265711) funded by the Academy of Finland.

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