Publications & activities

Journal articles and book chapters:

Savolainen, L. Dirty, toxic, dumped: waste as data metaphor. Forthcoming (2022) in Kuntsman, A. and Xin, L. (Eds.) Digital Politics. Bingley: Emerald.

Taylor, L., Mukiri-Smith, H., Petročnik, T., Savolainen, L. & Martin, A. (Re)making data markets: an exploration of the regulatory challenges. Forthcoming (2022) in Law, Innovation & Technology.

Savolainen, L. & Ruckenstein, M. (2022). Dimensions of autonomy in human-algorithm relations. New Media & Society. DOI: 10.1177/14614448221100802

Savolainen, L. (2022). The shadow banning controversy: perceived governance and algorithmic folklore. Media, Culture & Society. DOI: 10.1177/01634437221077174

Savolainen, L., Trilling, D. & Liotsiou, D. (2020). Delighting and detesting engagement: emotional politics of junk news. Social Media + Society. DOI: 10.1177/2056305120972037.

Savolainen, L., Uitermark, J. & Boy, J. (2020). Filtering feminisms: emergent feminist visibilities on Instagram. New Media & Society. DOI: 10.1177/1461444820960074.

Other writing:

Algoritmit heijastavat niitä ympäröivää yhteiskuntaa.” Ilmiö Media, December 2021.

Savolainen, L. & Laaksonen, S-M. “Entä jos sosiaaliset kuplat eivät estä keskustelua verkossa vaan sytyttävät sitä?” Rajapinta blog, September 2021.

Instagram-feminismi ja näkyvyyden politiikka.” Rajapinta blog, March 2021.

Roskauutisten tunnelogiikka.” Rajapinta blog, December 2020.


Laura is serving as a teaching assistant for the Master’s -level courses Datafication – Critical perspectives and Emotions and Technology in Consumer Society.


Laura is a reviewer for New Media & Society and Journal of Comparative Research in Sociology and Anthropology. She is also a board member of the Rajapinta-association, a researcher community focused on digital social sciences.