Salla-Maaria Laaksonen (D. Soc. Sc.)salla-portrait2015-pieni

Dosentti / Adjunct Professor (Media & Communication studies)
Yliopistotutkija / University Researcher (VTT/D. Soc.Sc.)
Centre for Consumer Society Research & Rajapinta ry.
Faculty of Social Sciences
P.O. Box 16 (Snellmaninkatu 10)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

tel. +358 50 415 6576
salla.laaksonen at helsinki.fi

Twitter, Skype etc. @jahapaula

Blog: Rajapinta.co

OrcID: 0000-0003-3532-2387

Research interests:
communication, technology, social media, organizations and organizing, critical data studies, communicative AI, social media analytics, organizational reputation, narratives, digital methods, computational social sciences

My research focuses on Digital communication in the platform society:

  • Studying the ways in which platforms and datafication are changing our public communication flows, including business-society relationships, narrating by stakeholders, and citizens challenging authorities’ legitimacy (my PhD dissertation, projects MAPSUnCoCo, POHU, HYBRA, Digivaalit )
  • Studying the intersections between organizing, data and machine learning methods: performativity and power of data, human-technology constellations, and forms of platform power across organizations (projects SODA, ReDime,  Smarter Social Media Analytics, Somedia)
  • Using digital and computational methods to study the hybrid media system, in particular, the organization of collective/connective action using digital platforms (projects HYBRA, Digivaalit)

Click here for my full academic CV (updated Dec 4, 2023)