Elsi Hyttinen

Dr. Elsi Hyttinen is a senior researcher at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies at the University of Turku, Finland. Her fields of interest include working-class literature, early 20th century Finnish fiction, contemporary drama, and queer and posthumanist theory. She is currently a member of the research project Kirjallisia murroksia / Turning points in Finnish Literature, financed by the University of Turku, and is writing a monograph on queerness in 1910s' literature in Finland.


Contributions to nordics.info

A picture from Seta's (Finnish LGBT rights organisation) magazine in 1976. Source: Seta's archive.

2020.03.30 | The Quick Read, Ásta Kristín Benediktsdóttir, Elsi Hyttinen, Hafdís Erla Hafsteinsdóttir , Riikka Taavetti, Tuula Juvonen, Íris Ellenberger, Minorities, Gender

Uncovering intra-Nordic queer migration in the 20th century

The view of the Nordic countries today as a place where LGBTIQ individuals and communities can enjoy equality overlooks intra-Nordic variation as well as the complicated histories found in the region. This variation has been a motivation for migration within the Nordics. Much migration, such as from Finland to Sweden and Iceland to Denmark,…