Ariadne’s Clew 2016

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Kadri Aavik, Ph.D., is sociologist and lecturer in sociology at Tallinn University. Most of her academic research falls into the category of the sociology of gender and gender studies. She uses and promotes qualitative and intersectional research methods. Recently, Kadri has started to work on critical animal studies and critical university studies, which she approaches from a feminist perspective. In addition to her academic work, Kadri is also active in Estonian civil society in which she promotes gender equality, animal rights and veganism.
Challenging sexism while supporting speciesism: opinions of Estonian feminists on animal rights and its links to feminism through a vegan feminist perspective

Mare Ainsaar, Ph.D., has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Tartu since 1993 and has been an advisor of three Estonian Ministers of Population. She defended her PhD degree in 2004 at the Institute of Social Policy at the University of Turku, Finland. Starting from 2003 she has been the Estonian coordinator of the European Social Survey. Her main areas of research are the demographic behavior of people and family policy.
Ave Roots is a researcher in social policy at the University of Tartu. She defended her Ph.D. degree in sociology at the University of Tartu in 2013. Her main areas of research are stratification and inequality, especially socio-economic
inequality in health indicators and access to heath care as well as gender equality in the labor market.
Marek Sammul (PhD) is an ecologist who has long worked at the Institute of Zoology and Botany and later at the Estonian University of Life Sciences as a lab assistant, researcher and senior researcher. At the time of the writing of the article and the finalization of the study of Estonian men he was an analyst at the Center for Applied Social Research at the University of Tartu where he focused on sustainable development and gender equality.

Kati Orru has worked at the University of Tartu and Estonian University of Life Sciences since 2006 as a researcher and sociologist. She defended her Ph.D. thesis in risk management at King’s College, London. In 2016–2017 Kadri is conducting her postdoctoral research at the Department of Psychology at Umeå University. Her main area of research is the links between people’s social and physical environment and their wellbeing and the possibilities of affecting it.
Influence of place of employment on Estonian men’s plans of having children

Merlin Kirikal is a Ph.D. candidate in culture research at Tallinn University. Her Ph.D. thesis is dedicated to modernity, the “New Woman” and body in the prose of Johannes Semper. She has also published numerous book reviews in the cultural newspaper Sirp and written creative fiction.
“New Woman” in Johannes Semper’s novel “Armukadedus” (1934)

Tiiu Kuurme graduated from the University of Tartu, with a degree in Estonian language and literature, with a specialization in journalism. She defended her Ph.D. degree at the University of Oulu in 2004 on the links between ideas of education and students’ school experience. She has worked at Tallinn University, as a researcher and lecturer, from 1990. She became associate professor of educational sciences in 2004. For 11 years Tiiu has been the program director of the curriculum of educational sciences.
Social grammar of gender and the role of the student

Riina Roasto graduated from the University of Tartu with a cum laude M.A. degree in Spanish language and literature. She is currently lecturer of Estonian language and culture at Ivan Franko University in Lviv, Ukraine. In addition to language teaching she is also a translator and has published fiction translations from Spanish and Portuguese into Estonian.
Sock it to the macho man. Women and men in Maarja Kangro’s short story collec- tion „Hüppa tulle” (Jump into Fire)

Kadri Soo is a lecturer at the Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu. Her main research topic is violence in human relationships. She has participated in several Estonian and international research projects that have focused on gendered violence, child abuse, parenting, sexual and risk behaviors and the wellbeing of children and families. In the projects and in her publications she has covered topics like gender roles, masculinity, gender inequality, life-work balance, family policy and labor exploitation.
Estonian men’s violence against their intimate partners

Tiina Veikat graduated from Tallinn University in 2011 with a degree in Romance Studies and continued her education in the Master’s program (2011–2014). In 2009–2010 she studied in France at the University of Tours, in 2013–2014 in the Master’s program of the Paul-Valéry University-Montpellier 3, focusing on comparative 128 Ariadne Lõng 1/2, 2016 and French literature. In 2015–2016 she studied international relations and diplomacy at the Estonian School of Diplomacy. Tiina’s main areas of research are the history and development of feminist thought, French feminism and fragment literature.
Caught by the French Revolution – flourishing and destruction of feminism. The example of Olympe de Gouges (1748–1893) as a voice of political feminism