NeliöNaamaProfessor of sociology at the University of Jyväskylä

My research concerns the study of social movements, social media, social networks and Russian studies. Since the early 1990s I have carried out several empirical research projects in Russia. I have investigated the role of social networks in civil society, economy and politics in Russia, often in a comparative perspective. Recently I have focused on new forms of Russian civic and political activism enabled by social media. In addition to Russia, I am collaborating with the top-level French researchers, such as professor Laurent Thévenot at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

PUBLICATIONS (for a more complete list see ‘selected publications’ in the side bar)

Lonkila, M., Luhtakallio, E., Ylä-Anttila, T., Jokivuori, P. & Semenov, A. (forthcoming in 2021). ’Oikeuttamisen verkostot’ (Networks of justification, in Finnish)

Lonkila, M., Shpakovskaya, L., & Torchinsky, P. 2020. ‘Digital activism in Russia: The evolution and forms of online participation in an authoritarian state’. In Daria Gritsenko, Marielle Wijermars and Mikhail Kopotenko (eds) Digital Russia Studies. Palgrave.

Lonkila, M., Shpakovskaya, L., &, Torchinsky, P. 2020. ‘Social media in civic and political activism in Russia’. Baltic Rim Economies Review 1/2020.

Lonkila, M., Shpakovskaya, L., & Torchinsky, P. 2020. ‘The Occupation of Runet? The Tightening State Regulation of the Russian-Language Section of the Internet’. In Marielle Wijermars and Katja Lehtisaari (eds) Freedom of Expression in Russia’s New Mediasphere. Routledge.

Ylä-Anttila, T., Vesa, J., Eranti, V., Kukkonen, A., Lehtimäki, T., Lonkila M. & Luhtakallio, E. 2018. ‘Up with ecology, down with economy? The consolidation of the idea of climate change mitigation in the global public sphere.’ European Journal of Communication. July 30. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267323118790155

Luhtakallio, Eeva, Thévenot, Laurent, Alapuro, Risto, Lonkila, Markku & Tuomas Ylä-Anttila (eds.). 2018. Special Issue on Politics of Engagement in an Age of Differing Voices. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology; Vol. 5, No. 1-2. Taylor & Francis.

Lonkila, M., Shpakovskaya L. & Torchinsky, P. 2017. Venäjän internetin sääntelyn kiristäminen. Idäntutkimus 4/2017 (The tightening of the Internet regulation in Russia, in Finnish)

Lonkila, M., 2017. Social Network Sites and Political Governance in Russia. In Vladimir Gelman (ed.) Authoritarian Modernization in Russia: Ideas, Institutions, and Policies. Routledge.

Eranti, V. & Lonkila, M., 2015. ‘The social significance of the Facebook Like button’. First Monday 20 (6), 1 June. Available at:  http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5505

Gladarev, B., & Lonkila, M., 2013. ‘Justifying civic activism in Russia and Finland’. Journal of Civil Society, 9 (4), 375-390.

Lonkila, Markku. 2012. ‘Russian protest on- and offline. The role of social media in the Moscow opposition demonstrations in December 2011’. FIIA briefing paper 98, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, February 2012, available at:  http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/244/111-124.

Alapuro, R., & Lonkila, M., 2012. ‘Political culture from a local perspective’. In Risto Alapuro, Arto Mustajoki and Pekka Pesonen (eds) Understanding Russianness. LondonRoutledge, 111-124.

My book Networks in the Russian Market Economy (2011) is freely available under Creative Commons license at:  http://www.palgraveconnect.com/pc/doifinder/10.1057/9780230294936


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