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Liisa
Lalu
Doctoral Student, Cultural History and European and World History
MA

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Areas of expertise

Cultural history
gender studies
oral history
life narratives
social movements
new left

Biography

I am a doctoral candidate in Cultural History at the University of Turku. In my doctoral dissertation, I study the experiences of young women participating in the Marxist-Leninist movement in Finland in the 1970s. I am interested in how the movement and belonging in it is remembered and narrated by former communist women. 

Currently, I work on the project "Passion and Emotion in Finnish Secondary Schools, 1960-1975: The Breaking of the Emotional Regime in the Final Stages of the Secondary School System", funded by the Kone Foundation. In this project we 

I am also a treasurer and a co-opted member of the committee for the International Society for Cultural History (ISCH). 

Research

My research interests include social movements, in particular, leftist movements and oral history, life writing, and gender studies. In my thesis, I focus on the radical communist movement in Finland from the perspective of women activists, but I am interested widely in social movements and activism, and how they are part, developed, and sustained in different stages of life. 

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