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Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.
PhD in Media Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.
Hynnä-Granberg's research has been published in journals such as Social Media + Society, Feminist Media Studies, and Fat Studies.
I have taught courses on media analysis, selfies, and social media.
My research focuses on questions of body image and larger-than-normative embodiment. I am interested in how social media practices shape our understandings of our bodies and how digital technologies can contribute to producing more accepting relations to our bodies.
I defended my doctoral dissertation "The Feeling Body in the Media - Affective Engagements with Body Positive Media" in December 2022. The mixed-method study analyzed the relationship between mediated bodies and media users’ lived and felt bodies, reaching for new kinds of understandings of media's meanings to embodiment.