Maarit Leskelä-Kärki

Maarit Leskelä-Kärki, PhD, Adjunct Professor, works as a University Lecturer at the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku. She is also the co-director of SELMA. Her main research interests cover cultural history of women’s writing, autobiographical sources and life-narratives as well as biographical research and feminist studies. She has published widely both in Finland and in international publications e.g. on the history of women’s writing, on methodological questions concerning biographical research and autobiographical (particularly epistolary) sources. She has mainly been working with the 19th and early 20th century textual material, but she is currently interested also in life-narrative practices in popular culture, particularly in women artist’s production. Contact: See for publications