SQS – Society of Queer Studies in Finland
The Society of Queer Studies in Finland is an academic society founded 7th June, 2004. The purpose of SQS is to promote queer studies in Finland.
The society advocates queer research and the critical, theoretical and empirical exploration of genders and sexualities. This includes, for example, research on lesbian, gay, transgender and bi-sexual issues, and the study of heteronormativity as well as heterosexuality.
The society publishes an open access -magazine online entitled SQS-lehti (SQS Journal). In addition SQS arranges lectures, meetings and conferences. Information about these events can be found on the ”ETUSIVU” page, or by contacting our chair, Tom Linkinen (toklink[at]utu.fi).
As a community of scholars and students SQS engages ideas and interpretations in a multidisciplinary vein. SQS participates in public debates and seeks to establish connections with other societies, communities and researchers. The society also aspires to strengthen the academic status of queer scholars and research.
You can join SQS by paying the membership fee of €25 (€9 for students, unemployed etc.) to the SQS account 660100-1080548. For international money transfer, please use the following information:
20100 Turku, Finland
IBAN: FI75 6601 0001 0805 48
Please send us your contact information to aelein[at]utu.fi after paying the membership fee. We will need your details to contact you with further information.