Mervi06bDr Mervi Pantti is associate professor

in Media and Communication Studies at the university of Helsinki.


Research Projects
Reshaping Attention and Inclusion Strategies for Distinctively vulnerable people among the forcibly displaced 2019-2021, EU Horizon 2020.
Racisms and public communications in the hybrid media environment 2016-2019 (HYBRA), Academy of Finland.
  Media, information management and emotional currents in the refugee crisis 2016-2018, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation.


Recent Publications
• Ojala, M. Kaasik. S. & Pantti, M. (2018) Presidential speeches and the online politics of belonging: affective-discursive positions towards refugees in Finland and Estonia. European Journal of Cultural Studies.
• Ojala, M., Pantti, M. & Laaksonen, S-M. (2018) Networked publics as agents of accountability: Online interactions between citizens, the media and immigration officials during the European refugee crisis. New Media & Society.
Pantti, M. & Ojala, M. (2018) Caught between sympathy and suspicion: Journalistic perceptions and practices of telling asylum seekers’ personal stories. Media, Culture & Society.
• Ojala, M., Pantti, M. & Kangas, J. (2018) Professional role enactment amidst information warfare: War correspondents tweeting on the Ukraine conflict. Journalism 19(3), 297–313.
• Pantti, M. (2017) The personalization of conflict reporting: Visual coverage of the Ukraine crisis on Twitter. Digital Journalism.
• Pantti, M. (2016) “Despicable, disgusting, repulsive!!!”: Public emotions and moralities in online discussions about violence towards refugees. Javnost—The Public 23(4), 363–381.
• Ojala, M. & Pantti, M. (2017) Naturalising the New Cold War: The geopolitics of framing the Ukrainian conflict in four European newspapers. Global Media and Communication 13(1), 41–56.