Relational Methodologies event, Thu 11 Nov

The Relational Studies Hub will oerganise Relational Methodologies online event on Thursday 11 November at 14:00-16:00 (Finnish time)  in Zoom (for link, contact olli.pyyhtinen(at)  

The programme consists of two invited talks:  

Prof. Natàlia Cantó-Milà (Open University Catalonia): ‘Relationally Tracing Imaginaries of Future’. 

Dr. Kaisa Kuurne (University of Helsinki): ‘Relational ways of seeing the world: Methodological insight for qualitative research’. 

Natàlia Cantó-Milà is Associate Professor in Social Sciences at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) in Barcelona. She gained her PhD at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) with a work on Simmel’s relational sociology and theory of value. Thereafter she went to Leipzig, where she taught sociological theory, social policies, and qualitative methodologies. At the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya she is responsible for social theory and qualitative methods. She is the editor-in-chief of the Journal Digithum, an indexed journal specialized in relational sociology. With her research group she leads a research project on the imaginaries of the future of the youth. Her main research interests are relational sociology and social theory. 

Kaisa Kuurne (Ketokivi), Ph.D. in Sociology (2010, University of Helsinki) works as a Senior University Researcher in Social and Public Policy at the University of Helsinki. Currently, she works on two projects. Firstly, she is the Principal Investigator of Helsinki Group for Research on Birth and Childbearing (HEBI), and secondly, she writes articles about her earlier ethnographic study of neighbourhood-based relationships in Helsinki, New York and Madrid. Her research topics have over the years varied from biographical disruptions, personal lives and relationships to urban neighborhoods and birth culture. She has in addition written several theoretical & methodological papers on relationality and belonging (e.g. in Sociology, Sociological Research Online and Contemporary Social Science).