Research team

Ipa1Irma Hirsjärvi, PhD, works as a researcher in the University of Jyväskylä (The Research Centre for Contemporary Culture) in the Academy of Finland project Populism as movement and rhetoric. CONTINUE READING..

 

 

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PhD Raine Koskimaa works as a Professor of Contemporary Culture Studies at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, where he directs the Research Center for Contemporary Culture. He conducts research in the fields of CONTINUE READING…

 

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Urpo Kovala is a Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Kovala’s main research interests are discourse, reception, fandom and fantasy research.  CONTINUE READING…

 

 

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PhD Aino-Kaisa Koistinen is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests include cultural studies (especially media culture and popular culture), science fiction (especially television) CONTINUE READING…

 

 

jyrki1Jyrki Korpua (PhD, literary studies) is a university reseacher at the University of Oulu. Korpua defended his doctoral dissertation in the University of Oulu in November, 2015. His doctoral thesis, Constructive Mythopoetics in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legendarium CONTINUE READING…

 

 

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Tanja Välisalo is writing her dissertation in the field of contemporary cultural studies on the topic of virtual characters in media fandom. In her master’s thesis she investigated the early history of television fandom in Finland. Her research interests include identity and materiality in fandom, transmedia audiences and   CONTINUE READING…

 

 

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MA Maria Ruotsalainen has conducted her master’s degree in Digital Culture studies. She is interested on how the current technologies and digital mediums change our everyday experience of the public and private, time and location, as well of the self and the identity CONTINUE READING…