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23.02.1985
55595781
terje.toomistu@ut.ee

Career

Institutions and positions
21.04.2020–31.03.2023   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Cultural Research, Research Fellow in Ethnology (1,00)
01.09.2019–31.12.2019   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Cultural Research, Junior Research Fellow in Ethnology (0,10)
01.09.2017–29.06.2018   
University of Amsterdam, Department of Anthropology, Visiting Researcher (1,00)
01.01.2011–01.06.2017   
Kultusfilm, contractual director (0,50)
01.01.2008–31.12.2008   
Media agency Trendmark, assistant
01.01.2006–31.12.2007   
Tartu Forselius Gymnasium, lector
01.01.2005–31.12.2010   
Sisalik Meedia Ltd, member of the board
01.01.2002–31.12.2004   
Järva Teataja regional newspaper, journalist
 
 
Education
2013–2014   
University of California, Berkeley, visiting student researcher in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Fulbright scholarship
2012–2013   
Tallinn University, guest student in Baltic Film and Media School
2011–23.08.2019   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology, PhD student in ethnology
2010–2011   
University of Sanata Dharma, Indonesian language, cultural studies, Dharmasiswa scholaship
2009–2009   
Voronezh State University, Russian language and culture, Voronezh State University scholaship
2008–2011   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Institute of Journalism and Communication, MA in Communication Studies (cum laude)
2008–2011   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology, MA in Ethnology (cum laude)
2006–2006   
Université de Montpellier 1, Economics and Business Administration, Erasmus scholarship
2004–2008   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Economics, BA-degree
1992–2004   
Paide Co-educational Gymnasium, honours, G.P.A. 5.0/5
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2015−...   
Estonian Documentary Guild
2014−...   
LOVA Netherlands Association for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology, liige
 
 
Creative work
2020 Kahrola, H., Hoffmann, F., Paras, O., Toomistu, T., Värk, E., Wohl, E. (2020). In Between II: The name of us is Luborg. Contemporary dance performance. Writer, dramaturgist.
Curator of the multi-disciplinary exhibition ”Soviet hippies: The Psychedelic Underground of 1970s Estonia” (co-curated with Kiwa) presented at Estonian National Museum (March-August 2013), Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden (September-October 2013), Uppsala Konstmusem, Uppsala, Sweden (February-May 2014), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (June-August 2014), Red Gallery, London, U.K. (September 2016), Galerie KUB, Leipzig, Germany (September-October 2018).
2016 The Archaeology of Ayahuasca. Experimental documentary (14’). Director, editor, cinematographer
.
 
 
Additional information
Selected talks and presentations:
Toomistu, Terje 2019. TED-talk “A brief history of Soviet hippies” at TEDxLambeth in London, October 11.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. “Spectacularity, visibility and belonging of waria in Indonesia” at the EuroSEAS conference at the Humboldt University, Berlin, 10-13 September.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. Presentation of Soviet Hippies documentary and a talk at Tallinn University Summer School “Soviet Otherwise: Affects, Margins, and Imaginaries in the Late Soviet Era”, July 27.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. Public talk about the Soviet hippies at The European University At St Petersburg, May 24.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. Public lecture at Tallinn University Inimkond seminar "Embodied lives, imagined reaches," February 14.
Toomistu, Terje 2018. Film and oral presentation “Soviet Flower Power: How an oral history of Soviet hippies became a documentary film” at XX International Oral History Association 2018: Memory & Narration at University of Jyväskylä, June 18-21.
Toomistu, Terje 2017. Keynote lecture “Toward the Imaginary Elsewhere: The Performative Power of the Soviet Hippies “ at seminar "Gender and sexualities in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist music, theatre and visual art", April 19-20, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts.
Toomistu, Terje 2017. Science slam “The Spaces of Embodied World-Making” at The Winter School of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts: New natures, entangled cultures: perspectives in environmental humanities. January 23-27, Tallinn University.
Toomistu, Terje 2015. Oral presentation “To Belong to a Nation, to Belong to a World: Warias in Papua and the Axes of Imagination” at the International conference “Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson“, April 15-18 in University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona USA.
Toomistu, Terje 2015. Public talk “Keha väljal” (Body on the field) at Semiosalong HIA6107, April 1, Tallinn.
Toomistu, Terje 2015. “Cosmic, global and rocking: hippies in Soviet Estonia“ at the Counterculture Forum hosted by Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. “Miss Angola” in Papua: (Global) Beauty and (National) Belonging among the Warias in Papua, Indonesia” at the 3rd International Conference of Netherland’s Association of Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology (LOVA) Ethnographies of Gender and Body, July 9-11 in VU Amsterdam.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. “Cosmic, global, rocking: hippies in Soviet Estonia” at The International workshop “Dropping out of Socialism”, June 5-7 in University of Bristol, UK.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. “Art and anthropology” at the Interdisciplinary symposium “Art and Science” May 29-31, organized by Estonian Art Academy, Tallinn, Estonia.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Guest lecture “Performing the phantasm, playing for love: Street night-life of the waria in Indonesia” in University of Arizona, U.S. April 24.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Guest lecture in University of California Riverside, U.S. April 11.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Guest lecture in San Francisco State University, U.S. March 17.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Screening of Wariazone and public lecture “Playground love” at UC Berkeley, U.S. February 18.

Reviewer for the following journals:
American Ethnologist
Culture, Health & Sexuality
The Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Ethos
Poetics

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2020, Terje Toomistu, Asian Studies Association of Australia's Wang Gungwu prize for the best article in Asian Studies Review in 2019 for “Embodied Notions of Belonging: Practices of Beauty among Waria in West Papua, Indonesia” published in Asian Studies Review Volume 43, Issue 4.
2020, Terje Toomistu, 1st prize at the national contest for university students in the area of Humanities and Arts in 2020 for doctoral thesis "Embodied lives, imagined reaches: Gendered subjectivity and aspirations for belonging among waria in Indonesia".
2018, Terje Toomistu, UNERHÖRT! Music Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany. The Main Jury Award for Soviet Hippies documentary.
2018, Terje Toomistu, Trieste Film Festival, Trieste, Italy. The Winner of Art&Sound Competition. The Sky Award by Sky Arte HD for Soviet Hippies documentary.
2017, Terje Toomistu, DoRa Plus Estonia grant, Archimedes Foundation, for visiting researcher's position at The University of Amsterdam
2017, Terje Toomistu, Estdocs Film Festival, Toronto, Canada. The Main Jury Prize for Soviet Hippies documentary.
2015, Terje Toomistu, DoRa T8 scholarship for short-term fieldwork in West Papua, Indonesia
2013, Terje Toomistu, Fulbright scholarship for studies at UC Berkeley
2011, Terje Toomistu, DoRa T6 scholarship for fieldwork in Indonesia
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.4. Cultures Research; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: S220 Cultural anthropology, ethnology ; SPECIFICATION: Feminist anthropology, anthropology of gender
 
 

Projects in progress

Completed projects

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.3.
2021
6.3.
2021
6.3.
2021
1.1.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.9.
2020
6.9.
2020
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.3.
2019
2.3.
2019
5.2.
2019
6.3.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.3.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.6.
2017
6.7.
2017
6.9.
2017
3.1.
2016
6.3.
2016
6.9.
2016
6.6.
2015
6.8.
2014
6.3.
2013
6.3.
2013
6.5.
2013
6.6.
2013
3.2.
2012
6.3.
2012
6.3.
2011
6.7.
2011
6.7.
2011
6.9.
2011
6.3.
2010
1.06.2021
23.02.1985
55595781
terje.toomistu@ut.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
21.04.2020–31.03.2023   
Tartu Ülikool, Humanitaarteaduste ja kunstide valdkond, kultuuriteaduste instituut, etnoloogia teadur (1,00)
01.09.2019–31.12.2019   
Tartu Ülikool, Humanitaarteaduste ja kunstide valdkond, kultuuriteaduste instituut, etnoloogia nooremteadur (0,10)
01.09.2017–29.06.2018   
Amsterdami Ülikool, Antropoloogia osakond, Külalisteadur (1,00)
01.01.2011–01.06.2017   
Kultusfilm, lepinguline režissöör (0,50)
01.01.2008–31.12.2008   
Meediaagentuur Trendmark, bürooassistent
01.01.2006–31.12.2007   
Tartu Forseliuse Gümnaasium, lektor
01.01.2005–31.12.2010   
Sisalik Meedia OÜ, juhatuse liige
01.01.2002–31.12.2004   
Järva Teataja, ajakirjanik
 
 
Haridustee
2013–2014   
California Ülikool Berkeley, külalisuurija Soo- ja naisuuringute osakonnas, Fulbright stipendium
2012–2013   
Tallinna Ülikool, külalisüliõpilane Balti Filmi- ja Meediakoolis
2011–23.08.2019   
Tartu Ülikool, Filosoofiateaduskond, Etnoloogia osakond, doktorant etnoloogias
2010–2011   
Sanata Dharma Ülikool, indoneesia keel ja kultuuri-uuringud, Dharmasiswa stipendium
2009–2009   
Voroneži Riiklik Ülikool, vene keel ja kultuur, Voroneži Riikliku Ülikooli stipendium
2008–2011   
Tartu Ülikool, Sotsiaal- ja Haridusteaduskond, Ajakirjanduse ja kommunikatsiooni instituut, magistrikraad kommunikatsiooniuuringutes (cum laude)
2008–2011   
Tartu Ülikool, Filosoofiateaduskond, Etnoloogia osakond, magistrikraad etnoloogias (cum laude)
2006–2006   
Montpellier Ülikool, majandus ja ärijuhtimine, Erasmuse stipendium
2004–2008   
Tartu Ülikool, majandusteaduskond (BA)
1992–2004   
Paide Ühisgümnaasium, kuldmedal
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2015−...   
Eesti Dokumentalistide Gild
2014−...   
LOVA Hollandi soouuringute ja feministliku antropoloogia assotsiatsioon, liige
 
 
Loometöö
2020 Kahrola, H., Hoffmann, F., Paras, O., Toomistu, T., Värk, E., Wohl, E. (2020). In Between II: The name of us is Luborg. Kaasaegse tantsu etendus. Tekstide autor, dramaturg
.
Multidistsiplinaarse näituse "Nõukogude lillelapsed: 70ndate psühhedeelne underground" kuraator (koos Kiwaga) Eesti Rahva Muuseumis (märts-august 2013), Moderna Museet'is, Malmös, Rootsis (september-oktoober 2013), Uppsala Kunstimuuseumis, Uppsalas, Rootsis (veebruar-mai 2014), Presentation House galeriis Vancouveris, Kanadas (juuni-august 2014), Red Gallery's Londonis, Ühendkuningriigis (september 2016), Gallerie KUBis Leipzigis, Saksamaal (september-oktoober 2018).
2016 The Archaeology of Ayahuasca. Eksperimentaalne dokumentaalfilm (14’). Režissöör, monteerija, operaator
.
 
 
Lisainfo
Valik ettekandeid viimastest aastatest:
Toomistu, Terje 2021. „Kagu-Aasia transnaiste igatsusest olla ja kuuluda” Alan Proosa näitusel „Armastuse, õitsengu, hurma ja kaduviku lood” Tartu Kunstimuuseumis 14.01.2021.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. TED-talk “A brief history of Soviet hippies” at TEDxLambeth in London, October 11.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. “Spectacularity, visibility and belonging of waria in Indonesia” at the EuroSEAS conference at the Humboldt University, Berlin, 10-13 September.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. Presentation of Soviet Hippies documentary and a talk at Tallinn University Summer School “Soviet Otherwise: Affects, Margins, and Imaginaries in the Late Soviet Era”, July 27.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. Public talk about the Soviet hippies at The European University At St Petersburg, May 24.
Toomistu, Terje 2019. Public lecture at Tallinn University Inimkond seminar "Embodied lives, imagined reaches," February 14.
Toomistu, Terje 2018. Film and oral presentation “Soviet Flower Power: How an oral history of Soviet hippies became a documentary film” at XX International Oral History Association 2018: Memory & Narration at University of Jyväskylä, June 18-21.
Toomistu, Terje 2017. Keynote lecture “Toward the Imaginary Elsewhere: The Performative Power of the Soviet Hippies “ at seminar "Gender and sexualities in (post)Soviet/ (post)Socialist music, theatre and visual art", April 19-20, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts.
Toomistu, Terje 2017. Science slam “The Spaces of Embodied World-Making” at The Winter School of the Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts: New natures, entangled cultures: perspectives in environmental humanities. January 23-27, Tallinn University.
Toomistu, Terje 2015. Oral presentation “To Belong to a Nation, to Belong to a World: Warias in Papua and the Axes of Imagination” at the International conference “Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson“, April 15-18 in University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona USA.
Toomistu, Terje 2015. Public talk “Keha väljal” (Body on the field) at Semiosalong HIA6107, April 1, Tallinn.
Toomistu, Terje 2015. “Cosmic, global and rocking: hippies in Soviet Estonia“ at the Counterculture Forum hosted by Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. “Miss Angola” in Papua: (Global) Beauty and (National) Belonging among the Warias in Papua, Indonesia” at the 3rd International Conference of Netherland’s Association of Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology (LOVA) Ethnographies of Gender and Body, July 9-11 in VU Amsterdam.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. “Cosmic, global, rocking: hippies in Soviet Estonia” at The International workshop “Dropping out of Socialism”, June 5-7 in University of Bristol, UK.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. “Art and anthropology” at the Interdisciplinary symposium “Art and Science” May 29-31, organized by Estonian Art Academy, Tallinn, Estonia.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Guest lecture “Performing the phantasm, playing for love: Street night-life of the waria in Indonesia” in University of Arizona, U.S. April 24.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Guest lecture in University of California Riverside, U.S. April 11.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Guest lecture in San Francisco State University, U.S. March 17.
Toomistu, Terje 2014. Screening of Wariazone and public lecture “Playground love” at UC Berkeley, U.S. February 18.

Retsensent järgmiste ajakirjade juures:
American Ethnologist
Culture, Health & Sexuality
The Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
Ethos
Poetics

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2020, Terje Toomistu, Austraalia Aasia Uuringute Assotsiatsiooni Wang Gungwu auhind 2019. aasta parimale Asian Studies Review ajakirjas ilmunud artiklile artikli "Embodied notions of belonging: Practices of beauty among waria in West Papua, Indonesia" [Kehastatud kuuluvus: Waria’de ilupraktikad Lääne-Paapuas, Indoneesias] eest, mis ilmus ajakirjas Asian Studies Review, 43(4).
2020, Terje Toomistu, I preemia üliõpilaste teadustööde 2020.a riiklikul konkursil humanitaarteaduste ja kunstide valdkonnas doktoriväitekirja "Kehastatud elud, kujuteldavad ulatused: Indoneesia waria’de sooline subjektsus ja kuuluvuspüüdlused" eest.
2018, Terje Toomistu, UNERHÖRT! Music Film Festival, Hamburg, Saksamaa. Peapreemia dokumentaalfilmile "Nõukogude hipid"
2018, Terje Toomistu, Trieste Film Festival, Trieste, Itaalia. Art&Sound võistluse peapreemia dokumentaalfilmile "Nõukogude hipid".
2017, Terje Toomistu, DoRa Plus Estonia grant, Archimedes Foundation, külalisuurija positsiooniks Amsterdami Ülikoolis
2017, Terje Toomistu, Estdocs Film Festival, Toronto, Kanada. Žürii peapreemia dokumentaalfilmile "Nõukogude hipid".
2015, Terje Toomistu, DoRa T8 stipendium lühiajalisteks välitöödeks Lääne-Paapuas, Indoneesias
2013, Terje Toomistu, Fulbright stipendium õpinguteks UC Berkeley's
2011, Terje Toomistu, DoRa T6 stipendium välitöödeks Indoneesias
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.4. Kultuuriuuringud; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: S220 Kultuuriantropoloogia, etnoloogia ; TÄPSUSTUS: Feministlik antropoloogia, soo-antropoloogia

Jooksvad projektid

Lõppenud projektid

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.3.
2021
6.3.
2021
6.3.
2021
1.1.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.3.
2020
6.9.
2020
6.9.
2020
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.3.
2019
2.3.
2019
5.2.
2019
6.3.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.3.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.6.
2017
6.7.
2017
6.9.
2017
3.1.
2016
6.3.
2016
6.9.
2016
6.6.
2015
6.8.
2014
6.3.
2013
6.3.
2013
6.5.
2013
6.6.
2013
3.2.
2012
6.3.
2012
6.3.
2011
6.7.
2011
6.7.
2011
6.9.
2011
6.3.
2010
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SFSF0180157s08Dynamic Perspectives of Identity Politics - Analysis of Dialogue and Conflict01.01.200831.12.2013Art LeeteUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Philosophy249 010,92 EUR
POSTPOST23Young Estonians in the global circulation of knowledge: Choices for the place of residence within the emerging diaspora01.04.202031.03.2023Terje ToomistuUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Institute of Cultural Research300 000,00 EUR