About

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

Dosentti / Adjunct Professor
Tutkijatohtori / Postdoctoral Researcher (VTT/D. Soc.Sc.)
Centre for Consumer Society Research & Rajapinta ry.
P.O. Box 24 (Mets├Ątalo, Unioninkatu 40)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

March-April 2020: Visiting Scholar (Universitair hoofddocent/Associate Professor) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Organization Sciences department (suddenly virtual)

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 how organizations are using 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Click here for my full academic CV (updated Aug 19, 2020)