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Mari
Pajala
University Lecturer, Art History, Musicology and Media Studies
Adjunct Professor, School of History, Culture and Arts Studies
FT, dosentti

Contact

+358 29 450 2842
+358 50 381 1277
Vatselankatu 2
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

media studies
television studies
media history
popular media culture
feminist media studies
cultural memory studies

Biography

Education:

  • PhD, Media Studies, University of Turku, 2006
  • MA, Cinema and Television Studies, University of Turku, 1998

I was previously Government of Finland/David and Nancy Speer Visiting Professor in Finnish Studies at the University of Minnesota (2015–2017) and visiting research fellow at Utrecht University (2009–2010).

Teaching

I am responsible for the modules Media History and Archives and Media and Popular Culture. I also supervise MA and PhD theses in Media Studies.

Research

I am a member of the research projects Sexuality and Play in Media Culture (Academy of Finland 2017-2021, PI Susanna Paasonen) and Kulttuuritelevision aika: Suomalaisen television toinen historia 1975-1985 (Koneen säätiö 2018-2020, PI Anu Koivunen).

I am on the editorial board of View: Journal of European Television History and Culture, Communication, Culture & Critique and Journal of Scandinavian Cinema.

Publications

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