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SOS6.4.4 Feminist food studies (web course) 5 ECTS
Location information
Location independent teaching
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Opiskelija oppii ymmärtämään feministisen tutkimustiedon tuottamista ja paikantamista. Hän harjaantuu näkemään tutkimuksellisten asetelmien ja ratkaisujen yhteyksiä feministisiin metodologioihin.

General description

During the course we examine food production and eating from different feminist research perspectives. Food is considered a constitutive part of everyday life and politics and is therefore linked to the various intersecting differences central to feminist studies: gender, race, class, and sexuality. Also the question of non-human others as and in relation to food is examined in the course. The course deals with, for example, animal production through feminist and animal ethics, food from posthumanist and new materialist perspectives, food and racialization, postcolonial perspectives on food, everyday gendered practices around food production, preparation and eating, global and local food systems, and social movements related to food.

During the course, the student will learn how to think of food from the perspective of different feminist theories. The student will also learn how food is part of feminist politics and what kinds of tools feminist research provides to tackle food-related social and environmental issues.

Critical thinking, understanding of interlinked complexities, writing and handling texts, argumentation skills, writing and communication in English language online is required from the participants. Learning methods & assignments: Reading articles, watching/listening to online material, online discussions in small groups, practice-oriented assignments, final essay and self-assessment.

Enrolment for University Studies

The course is organized by HILMA Network for Gender Studies. Application to the course 29.1-24.2.2018. For further information and enrolment, please see:


Freja Högback, Teacher responsible
Pieta Hyvärinen, Teacher responsible


5-Mar-2018 – 4-May-2018


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

If you are selected to the course, please contact the course contact person in Tampere University (Hanna Ojala, Hanna.L.Ojala@uta.fi) for agreeing on the registration of the course.