I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at the University of Bergen, Norway. In my work as a feminist cultural studies scholar I focus on discourses of gender, race, ethnicity and sexuality in Eastern Europe, particularly Estonia, which I view through the intersections between postsocialist and postcolonial theorizing.
After having worked as Assistant Lecturer at the Department of English, University of Tartu, Estonia, I received my PhD in Gender Studies from Linköping University, Sweden in 2013. I then held a 3-year postdoctoral position anchored in two projects: 1) on intersectionality (Linköping University); and 2) on gender, war and nationalism in contemporary Europe (Stockholm University).
From 2016-2018 I was Assistant Professor in postcolonial and postsocialist feminisms and creative writing methodologies at Linköping University, Sweden. In 2015 and 2016, I was Guest Faculty in Feminist Studies and Visiting Scholar at the Socialism/Postsocialism research cluster at the University of California Santa Cruz, USA. In 2018 and 2019, I was a Visiting Scholar at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.
I currently serve as the Co-Director of the National Research School for Gender Studies and lead the interdisciplinary and interfaculty research group Foundational Questions in Gender and Sexuality Research.