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, social media analytics, organizational reputation, narratives, digital methods, computational social sciences

My ongoing research focuses on:

  • 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 HYBRA, Digivaalit, UnCoCo, MAPS)
  • 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 Smarter Social Media Analytics, Somedia, SODA)
  • 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 Aug 17, 2022)