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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, Mikko Carlson (mikcar[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.

SQS has a mailing list uniqueer@lists.utu.fi that is used for society’s official announcements and distributing information about queer-related events and research. Posting to the list is for members only. Subscribe to Uniqueer.

You can support SQS by joining the society and paying the membership fee 2016 to the SQS account:

25 € normal fee
10 €  for students, unemployed etc.
125 € support membership

Bank name:
Ålandsbanken

Bank adress:
Hansakortteli
Eerikinkatu 17
20100 Turku, Finland

Account number/IBAN: FI75 6601 0001 0805 48
BIC: AABAFI22

Use reference number: 1012

Note! Your membership is valid only after we have received the payment.

In addition, please fill out the information form below:

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