Publications

Monographs and Books

mediaritualsSumiala, Johanna, Valaskivi, Katja, Tikka, Minttu & Huhtamäki, Jukka (2018) Hybrid Media Events: The Charlie Hebdo Attacks and Global Circulation of Terrorist Violence. Bingley: Emerald. (156 p.)

Sumiala, Johanna (2013) Media and Ritual. Death, Community and Everyday Life. London: Routledge. (141 p.)

Muschert, Glenn & Sumiala, Johanna (eds.) (2012) School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age. Bingley, UK: Emerald. (353 p.)

Stocchetti, Matteo and Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (eds.) (2007) Images and Communities. The Visual Construction of the Social. Helsinki. Gaudemus/Helsinki University Press. (316 p.)

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna, Lundby, Knut & Salokangas, Raimo (eds.) (2006) Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media. Gothenburg: Nordicom. (274 p.)

Sumiala, Johanna (2010) Median rituaalit. Johdatus media-antropologiaan. Tampere: Vastapaino. (174 p.)

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2005) Kaksi Kotimaata – Kotimaa kristillis-yhteiskunnallisena sanomalehtenä ja mediatalona 1980–2005. Helsinki: Kirjapaja. (Engl. trans. Two homelands – Kotimaa as a Christian newspaper and a publishing house 1980–2005). (250 p.)

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (ed.) (2005) Pyhä media. (Engl. trans. Sacred Media) Jyväskylä: Atena. (203 p.)

Special Issues 

Sumiala, Johanna & Valaskivi, Katja (eds.) (2018) Special section: Terror as Media Event. Television and New Media, 19(2).

Leurs, Koen, Vuolteenaho, Jani & Sumiala, Johanna (eds.) (2015) Special issue on Media City Observatorio OBS*

Sumiala, Johanna & Hakola, Outi (eds.) (2013) Special issue Media and Death: Representation and performance of dying and mourning in a mediatized age Thantos 2(2), 2013.

Hokka, Jenni, Valaskivi, Katja, Sumiala, Johanna & Laakso, Suvi (eds). (2013) Special issue on Media and Religion. Media & Viestintä. Kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti 36(3-4).

Kivimäki, Sanna, Kolehmainen, Marjo & Sumiala, Johanna (2010) Theme issue Tunteet ja tutkimus (engl. trans. Emotions and Research) Media & Viestintä. Kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti 2010(4).

B Articles in International Peer Reviewed Journals 

Sumiala, Johanna & Tikka, Minttu (2020) Digital media ethnographers on the move – An unexpected proposal. Journal of Digital Social Research, 2(1), 39–55.

Sumiala, Johanna, Tikka, Minttu & Valaskivi, Katja (2019). Charlie Hebdo, 2015: ‘Liveness’ and acceleration of conflict in a hybrid media event. Special Issue: Media and Terrorism in France. Media, War & Conflict12(2), 202–218.

Sumiala, Johanna & Valaskivi, Katja (2018) Introduction: Toward Hybrid Media Events of Terrorist Violence. Special section: Terror as Media Event. Television and New Media, 19(2).

Sumiala, Johanna (2017) “Je Suis Charlie” and the Digital Mediascape: The Politics of Death in the Charlie Hebdo Mourning Rituals. Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics, 11(1), 111-126.

Sumiala, Johanna & Korpiola, Lilly (2017) Mediated Muslim martyrdom: Rethinking digital solidarity in the “Arab Spring”. New Media and Society, 19(1).
Article first published online: June 6, 2016.

Sumiala, Johanna, Tikka, Minttu, Huhtamäki, Jukka & Valaskivi, Katja (2016) #JeSuisCharlie: Towards a Multi-Method Study of Hybrid Media EventsMedia and Communication, vol. 4, (4), Pages X-X . Published: in press.

Vuolteenaho, Jani, Leurs, Koen & Sumiala, Johanna (2015) Digital urbanisms: Exploring the spectacular, ordinary and contested facets of the media city. Observatorio OBS*, special issue on Media City Koen Leurs, Jani Vuolteenaho & Johanna Sumiala (e-journal)

Sumiala, Johanna (2015) Witches, Bitches and Princesses – Gendered Ritualizations around Mediated Death. Media, Religion and the Digital Age (special issue) in Trípodos.

Suurpää, Leena, Sumiala, Johanna, Hjelm, Titus & Tikka, Minttu (2015) Studying Youth in the Streets of the Media City. Field Notes on a Relational Perspective Observatorio OBS*, special issue on Media City guest edited by Koen Leurs, Jani Vuolteenaho & Johanna Sumiala (e-journal)

Leurs, Koen, Georgiou, Myria, McQuire, Scott, Vuolteenaho, Jani, Sumiala, Johanna Observatorio (2015) The Politics and Praxis of media-city research: a duo interview with Myria Georgiou and Scott McQuire, Observatorio OBS*, special issue on Media City guest edited by Koen Leurs, Jani Vuolteenaho & Johanna Sumiala (e-journal)

Sumiala, Johanna (2015) Values, Ritual and the Management of Intercultural Diversity. Testing the ground in the media. Debates do NER/Journal of anthropology of religion in Brazil.

Sumiala, Johanna (2014) Mediatized ritual – Expanding the field in the study of media and ritual. Sociology Compass 8(7), 939–947. (e-journal)

Valaskivi, Katja & Sumiala, Johanna (2014) Introduction: Circulating Social Imaginaries: Theoretical and Methdological Reflections. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 17(3), 229 – 243.

Sumiala, Johanna & Valaskivi, Katja (2014) Circulation, Reciprocity and Activism. Interview with Michael Herzfeld. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 17(3), 278–284.

Sumiala, Johanna & Tikka, Minttu (2013) Broadcast Yourself — Global News! A Netnography of the ‘Flotilla’ News on YouTube. Communication, Culture and Critique. 6(2), 201–352.

Lövheim, Mia, Jansson, André, Paasonen, Susanna & Sumiala, Johanna (2013) Social media: Implications for everyday life, politics and human agency. Approaching Religion. 2(3), 26–37.

Sumiala, Johanna & Hakola, Outi (2013) Introduction: Media and Death. Thanatos. 2(2), 3–7.

Sumiala, Johanna & Tikka, Minttu (2011) Shootings, Ritualised Communication, and the Dark Side of the Sacred) ESSACHES Journal for Communication Studies 4(8), 1–16.

Sumiala, Johanna & Tikka, Minttu (2011) Imagining Globalized Fears: School Shooting Videos and Circulation of Violence on YouTube. Social Anthropology 19(3), 254–267.

Sumiala, Johanna (2011) Circulating Communities Online: The Case of the Kauhajoki Shool Shootings. M/C Journal vol. 14(2). (e-journal)

Sumiala, Johanna & Tikka, Minttu (2010) “Web First” to Death. The Media Logic of the School Shootings in the Era of Uncertainty. Nordicom Review 31(2), 17–

Pantti, Mervi & Sumiala, Johanna (2009) Till death do us join: Media, mourning rituals and the sacred centre of the society, Media, Culture & Society 31(1), 119–135.

Sumiala, Johanna (2009) Networked Diasporas: Circulating Imaginaries of Violence, The Romanian Review of Journalism and Communication IV(4), 75–80.

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna & Stocchetti, Matteo (2007) The Father of the Nation or Arch-Terrorist? Media Rituals and the Images of the Death of Yasser Arafat. Media, Culture & Society 29(2), 336–343.

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna & Stocchetti, Matteo (2005) Mediated Sacralization and the Construction of Postmodern Communio Sanctorum – The Case of the Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, Material Religion : Journal of Objects, Art & Belief 1(2), 228–249.

C Articles in Finnish Peer Reviewed Journals

Hjelm, Titus, Tikka, Minttu, Suurpää, Leena and Sumiala, Johanna (2014) Nuorten katupolitiikat mediakaupungissa. Avauksia monipaikkaisen kentän tutkimukseen. Media & Viestintä. Kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti 1(37), 48–61.

Hokka, Jenni, Valaskivi, Katja, Sumiala, Johanna and Laakso, Suvi (2013) Suomalaiset sanomalehdet uskonnollisen maiseman tuottajina
Uskontojournalismi Helsingin Sanomissa, Ilkassa, Kalevassa ja Karjalaisessa vuosina 2007–2011, Media & Viestintä. Kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti 36(2), 6–21.

Valaskivi, Katja, Sumiala, Johanna, Hokka, Jenni & Laakso, Suvi
(2013) Editorial ‘Verkko keskellä kylää’. Media & Viestintä. Kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti. 36(2), 2–5.

Sumiala, Johanna (2009) Koulusurmat ja medioidut kuoleman rituaalit, Kulttuurintutkimus 26(2-3), 61–

Sumiala, Johanna & Tikka Minttu (2009) ‘“Netti edellä“ kuolemaan – koulusurmat kommunikatiivisena ilmiönä’, Media & Viestintä. Kulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti 32(2), 5–18.

D Book Chapters at International Publishers

Sumiala, Johanna & Korpiola, Lilly (2015) Tahrir 2011: Contested Dynamics of a Media Event, in Media Events: A Critical Contemporary Approach, Bianka Mitu & Stamakis Poulakidakos (eds.) London: Routledge. (in press)

Sumiala, Johanna (2015) Mediatized Rituals and the Performance of Conflict: The death of a Princess and a Prime Minister, in The Dynamics of Mediatized Conflict.  Mikkel  Eskjær,  Stig  Hjarvard  &  Mette  Mortensen (eds.) Peter Lang: New York, 111-128.

Sumiala, Johanna, Suurpää, Leena, Hjelm, Titus & Tikka, Minttu (2015) Studying Youth in the Media City: Multi-sited Reflections, in Media Education Futures. Sirkku Kotilainen & Reijo Kupiainen (eds.) 2015 Yearbook from the The UNESCO International Clearninghouse on Children, Youth and Media. Gothenburg: Nordicom, 27-37.

Sumiala, Johanna (2014) Mediatization of death, in Mediatization of communication. Knut Lundby (ed.) Hanbook of Communication Sciences vol. 21, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, pp. 681–699.

Tikka, Minttu & Sumiala, Johanna (2014) Media Witnessing on YouTube – Rethinking Crisis in a Mediatized Condition, in Crisis and the Nordic Countries. Kristin Lofisdottir & Lars Jensen (eds.) Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 9–30.

Sumiala, Johanna (2014) Ritualising Public Death in the Nordic Media, in Mediating and Re-Mediating Death. Dorthe Refslund Christensen & Kjetil Sanvik (eds.) Farnham, Surrey:Ashgate, 91–110.

Mushert, Glenn & Sumiala, Johanna (2012) Introduction: School Shootings as Mediatized Violence, in School Shootings: Mediatized Violence in a Global Age. Glenn Muschert & Johanna Sumiala (eds.) Bingley, UK: Emerald, p. xv–xxvii 13 p. (Studies in media and communications; vol. 7)

Sumiala, Johanna (2011) ‘You will die next’: Killer images and the circulation of the moral hierarchy in Finnish crime news, in Amateur images and global news. Kari Andén-Papadopoulos & Mervi Pantti (eds.) Bristol : Intellect, pp. 131–142.

Sumiala, Johanna & Hakala, Salli (2010) Crisis : Mediatization of Disaster in the Nordic Media Sphere, in The Nordic Countries and the World. Perspectives from Research on Media and Communication. Borbjörn Broddason et. al. (eds.) Gothenburg : University of Gothenburg, pp. 361–

Sumiala, Johanna (2008) Circulation, in Keywords in Religion, Media, and Culture. David Morgan (ed.) London: Routledge, pp. 44–55.

Sumiala, Johanna (2008) Georges Bataille and the Dark Side of the Social; The Case of Abu Ghraib, in Episode The Pleasure and Persuasion of Lens Based Media. Amanda Beech at al. (eds.) London: Artwords Press, pp. pp. 51–58.

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna & Stocchetti, Matteo (2007) Rethinking the Visual Dimension of the Social, in Images and Communities. The Visual Construction of the Social. Matteo Stocchetti and Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen (eds.) Helsinki. Gaudemus/Helsinki University Press, pp. 9–

Stocchetti, Matteo & Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2007) Images and Communities: The Power/knowledge of Visual Discourse, in Images and Communities. The Visual Construction of the Social. Matteo Stocchetti and Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen (eds.) Helsinki. Gaudemus/Helsinki University Press, pp. 305–313.

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2006) Implications of the Sacred in Media Studies, in Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media. Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen, Knut Lundby & Raimo Salokangas, (eds.) Gothenburg: Nordicom, pp. 1–

Salokangas, Raimo & Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2006) God, Crown and Mammon. The Public Sphere and Transforming Alliances and Balances of Power, in Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media. Johanna Sumiala-Seppänen, Knut Lundby & Raimo Salokangas, (eds.) Gothenburg: Nordicom, 105–118.

E Book Chapters at Finnish Publishers

Sumiala, Johanna (2015) Uskonto mediayhteiskunnassa, in Uskontososiologia. Kimmo Ketola, Tuomas Martikainen & Teemu Taira (eds.) Helsinki: Gaudeamus. (submitted)

Sumiala, Johanna (2014) Urheilusankarin kuolema. Mika Myllylän kuoleman ritualisointi mediassa, in Kuoleman kulttuurit Suomessa. Outi Hakola, Sari Kivistö & Virpi Mäkinen (eds.) Helsinki: Gaudeamus, pp. 141–160.

Sumiala, Johanna & Tikka, Minttu (2013) Verkko mediaetnografin tutkimuskohteena – tapauksena uutisen etnografia YouTubessa, in Otteita verkosta. Verkon ja sosiaalisen median tutkimusmenetelmiä. Salla Maaria Laaksonen, Janne Matikainen & Minttu, Tikka (eds.) Tampere: Vastapaino, pp. 170–192.

Valaskivi, Katja & Sumiala, Johanna (2013) Yhteisöt liikkeessä – Innovaatiouskon kiertoa jäljittämässä, in Mikko Lehtonen (ed.), Liikkuva maailmaLiike, raja, tieto. Tampere: Vastapaino, pp. 77–94.

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2007) ‘Joku raja ja loppu on saatava tällaisillekeskusteluille!’ Jatkoaika ja kansallisten kertomusten konflikti 60-luvun suomalaisessa televisiossa, in Television viisi vuosikymmentä. Suomalainen televisio ja sen ohjelmat 1950-luvulta digiaikaan. Juhani Wiio (ed.) Helsinki : SKS, pp. 280–

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2007) Tunnustan, olen siis olemassa – Myöhäismodernin mediakulttuurin terapeuttista eetosta etsimässä, in Tunnustus ja todistus. Heikki Kujansuu & Laura Saarenmaa (eds.) Helsinki: Gaudemus, pp. 163–

F Popular Scientific Articles

Sumiala, Johanna (2014). Median rituaalit. #Snapshot. Kamerat keskuudessamme. In, Asko Lehmuskallio &Anna-Kaisa Rastenberg (eds.) Helsinki: The Finnish Museum of Photography p. 21–23.

Sumiala, Johanna & Suurpää, Leena (2014) Nuoruus mediakaupungissa – tutkimuksen ja kasvatuksen muuttuvat ympäristöt. Viikon näkökulma. Verkkonuorisotyön valtakunnallinen kehittämiskeskus (Verke) julkaistu 6.2014

Sumiala, Johanna (2014). Ikäihmisen kuolema mediassa. Duodecim artikkelikirja/Konsensuskokous. Suomalainen lääkäriseura Duodecim, Suomen Akatemia, 1/2014.

Sumiala, Johanna (2014). Suuruutisen anatomia (ääniessee). Mediamuseo Rupriikki, Tampereen kaupunki.

Salmela, Mikko & Sumiala, Johanna (2013). Pelko ruokkii vihaa kilpailuyhteiskunnassa. 6 June 2013. Helsingin Sanomat.

Sumiala, Johanna (2013) Eerikan kuolema. Iltapäivälehtijournalismi ja median mykkä suru. Journalismikritiikin vuosikirja/Media &Viestintä 1/2013, 38–

Tikka, Minttu & Sumiala, Johanna (2010) YouTuben medialogiikkaa etsimässä. IPR info 5/2010.

Sumiala, Johanna (2010) Book review on Exploring Religion and the Sacred in a Media Age in the Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 2/2010.

Hakala, Salli, Sumiala, Johanna, Lavento, Heidi & Tikka, Minttu (eds.) Kriisit ja yhteiskunta. Special issue on Media & ViestintäKulttuurin ja yhteiskunnan tutkimuksen lehti 32(3), 2009.

Sumiala, Johanna (2009) Olla näkyvillä on olla olemassa, in Hyvä paha media: käyttöopas kriittiseen medialukutaitoon. Helsinki: Suomen lasten ja nuorten säätiö.

Hakala, Salli & Sumiala, Johanna (2009) Media tekee koulusurmaajasta kuolemattoman. Kauhajoen jälkipaini: nuorisotutkijoiden ja ammattilaisten puheenvuoroja , in Tommi Hoikkala & Leena Suurpää (eds.) Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusverkosto p. 10–12. (Verkkojulkaisuja/ Nuorisotutkimusverkosto/Nuorisotutkimusseura; 25).

Sumiala, Johanna & Hakala, Salli (2008) Mediakatastrofi. Kanava-lehti 7/2008.

Sumiala, Johanna & Hakala, Salli (2008) Koulusurma spektaakkelien yhteiskunnassa. Ydin-lehti 4/2008.

Hakala, Salli & Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2007) Kirkon viestintä: kohtaamista ja sanoman levitystä. Helsinki: Kirkkohallitus.

Puustinen, Liina & Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna, Lindeberg, A. & Perttula, Elina. (2007) Mapping media and communication research: France. Research reports/ Department of Communication, University of Helsinki; 5/2007.

Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2006) Paavin kuolema ja journalismin pyhät arvot. Tiedotustutkimus/Journalismikritiikin vuosikirja 29(1).

Hakala, Salli & Sumiala-Seppänen, Johanna (2002) Kirkko ja köyhät. (Engl. trans. Church and the Poor) Yhteiskuntapolitiikka. vol. 67(6). 

G Conference Presentations (non refereed, a compilation) 

 International

Conference presentation Theorizing Media and Conflict University of Vienna 23-24 Oct, 2015.

Conference presentation with Katja Valaskivi IAMCR Montreal 12-16 July, 2015.

Conference présentation with Lotta Lounasmeri IAMCR Montreal 12-16 July, 2015.

Conference presentation with Lilly Korpiola ECREA Lisboa 12-15 November, 2014.

Conference presentation, The Nordic Network on Media and Religion, Sigtuna Foundation, Sweden 27-29 October 2014.

Conference presentation, Media, Religion and Culture conference, Canterbury, 4-6 August 2014.

Conference chair, Ritual in a Plural Society, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 21 March 2014.

Conference presentation with Katja Valaskivi The Nordic Network on Media and Religion, Sigtuna Foundation, Sweden 29-31 October 2013.

Conference presentation with Katja Valaskivi CRESC (Centre for Research in Socio-Cultural Change) SOAS, 4-6, September 2013.

Conference chair and presentation ‘Media, Ritual and Religion. Exploring Contemporary Implications in Mediatized Rituals Online/Offline’, ICA London 17-21 June, 2013.

Conference presentation Youth Street Politics in the Media Age’ (together with Leena Suurpää), The Finnish Institute in London 25 January 2013.

Conference presentation in Media/ City – Spectacular, Ordinary, Contested Conference Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, 15-17 May 2013. (together with Minttu Tikka, Titus Hjelm & Leena Suurpää)

Conference presentation in 61st Annual ICA preconference, Boston, 26– 30 May 2011.

Conference presentation in New Media, New Religion? Perspectives on mediatization and religious change in Nordic Network for the Mediatization of Religion and Culture, Sigtuna, Sweden 25–27 October

Conference presentation with research fellow Anu Kantola, 3rd European Communication Research Conference, ECREA Hamburg 12–15 October

Conference presentation with researcher Minttu Tikka in 11th EASA (European Association for Social Anthropologists) Biennial Conference,    Ireland, Maynooth 24–27 August 2010.

Conference presentation in the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion and Culture, Toronto 13–19 August 2010.

Conference presentation Change in Progress. Models of/models for Journalism and Communication Conference in Bucharest 19–21             November 2009.

Conference presentation Glocal Imaginaries Conference in Lancaster University 9–12 September 2009.

Conference presentation ICA 09 -conference in Chicago 21–15 May 2000.

Conference presentation in International Communication Association (ICA) in San Francisco 24–28 May 2007.

Conference presentation in Nord Forsk -network Copenhagen seminar on ‘Enchantment, Popular Culture, and Mediated Experience’, 17–19 April

Conference presentation with research fellow Mervi Pantti in Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference at Istanbul Bilgi University       20–23 July 2006.

Conference presentation in the Global Seminar in Media, Religion, and Culture : Religious Visual Culture in Migration and Encounter, Basel 10–            12 July 2006.

Conference presentation in Nordic MRC-network seminar Digital and Sacred : Oslo 15–17 June 2006.

Conference presentation with professor Raimo Salokangas in the 17th Nordic Media Conference : Aalborg, Denmark 11–14 August 2005.

Conference presentation in the international conference on Media and Belief in an Interdependent World held in the American University of Paris, Paris 4–5 March 2005.

Finnish

Conference presentation The Westermack Society, Annual Conference (Sosiologipäivät), 24–25 March 2011, University of Tampere. (together with Adjunct professor Katja Valaskivi).

Conference presentation Media Research Days (mediatutkimuksen päivät) 4–5 February 2011, University of Turku (together with Adjunct professor Katja Valaskivi).

Conference presentation in the Finnish Death Studies Association conference on Death and Identity 12–13 May 2011, House of Science and Letters, Helsinki.

Conference presentation ‘YouTube and the Copy Right’. Faculty of Law/University of Helsinki 17 May 2010.

Conference presentation ‘Imagined Communities and the Digital Media Age’. The Finnish Anthropological Society, Annual Conference (Suomen antropologipäivät), University of Helsinki, 11–12 May 2010.

Conference presentation ‘Koulusurmat ja medioidut kuoleman rituaalit’. Finnish Anthropological Society, Annual Conference (Suomen antropologipäivät), University of Tampere 7–8 May 2009.

Conference presentation ‘Netti edellä kuolemaan – koulusurmat viestinnällisenä ilmiönä’. Media Research Days (Mediatutkimuksen päivät), University of Jyväskylä 13–14 February 2009.

Conference presentation ‘Häpeä mediassa’. Hyveet ja paheet -conference, Helsinki University Collegium, 6 November 2008.

Conference presentation with reserach fellow Mervi Pantti in NordMedia conference in Helsinki University 16–18 August 2007.

Conference presentation ‘Tunne, valta ja vastuu’ -conference, Media Research Days, University of Tampere, 30–31 January 2004.

Conference presentation ‘Uskonto ja kulttuurintutkimus’ -panel, Cultural Studies Conference (Kulttuurintutkimuksen päivät), School of Art and Design, Helsinki, 12–13 December 2003.

Conference presentation ‘Sosiologian valta’ -conference The Westermack Society, Annual meeting (sosiologipäivät), University of Helsinki, 28–29 March 2003.

Conference presentation ‘Media Usage and the Transformations of Everyday Experience’ -conference, Media Research Days (Mediatutkimuksen päivät), University of Turku, 30 November–1 December 2001.