Elina Valovirta is a university lecturer at the Department of English, University of Turku, Finland. She is the author of Sexual Feelings. Reading Anglophone Caribbean Women’s Writing through Affect (Rodopi 2014) and she has published articles in journals such as The Feminist Review, Sexuality and Culture and The Journal of Commonwealth Literature.
I teach courses on literary studies and academic writing, including the MA thesis seminar. I also supervise PhD theses and engage in curricular development thanks to my university teacher's pedagogical qualifications.
My research interests include Anglophone Caribbean literature, gender, sexuality, reader theory, affect, feminist pedagogy and romance writing.