Hanna Ojala

Senior Research Fellow, 1 August 2018 – 31 July 2020

Office: Atalpa 214
Tel.: +358 (0)40 1901 246
Email: hanna.ojala@tuni.fi

Homepage at the Faculty of Social Sciences


MA in Adult Education 2000
PhD in Adult Education 2011
Docent/Adjunct Professor in Gender Studies 2015

Research interests

Men’s ageing
Intersectionality (gender, age and social class)
Psychosocial dimensions of prostate cancer
Feminist pedagogy
Qualitative methodology (esp. ethnography and interviewing)


During my IASR period, I will focus on the study entitled “Biopolitics of ageing male body in the global North”. The idea of the old age as a problem that individuals should fight has suffused throughout the global North. This has resulted in a greater emphasis on personal control over bodies. Two important gendered themes of this biopolitics are the maintenance of youthful appearance and sexual fitness. This study aims to explore how middle-aged and older men manage with effects of biopolitics regarding ageing male embodiment in everyday contexts.


Please go to SoleCRIS, the Current Research Information System at Tampere University (link forthcoming)