Aino-Kaisa Koistinen


PhD Aino-Kaisa Koistinen is a senior researcher in literature at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests include media culture and popular culture (especially television), transmediality, science fiction, crime fiction, gender/queer studies and feminist posthumanism. She defended her PhD thesis The Human Question in Science Fiction Television: (Re)Imagining Humanity in Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman and V in contemporary culture studies at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in 2015. She is the vice chair of The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (Finfar) and one of the editors-in-chief of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research.

Koistinen is also one of the organizers of The Monster Network focusing on promoting studies on monsters or the monstrous, a member of the Ecocritical Network for Scandinavian Studies, and an affiliate member of the Posthumanities Hub (University of Linköping, Sweden). She has been published, for example, in peer-reviewed journals LähikuvaNORA—Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, and Science Fiction Film and Television.

See Aino-Kaisa’s publications here