Marjo
Kolehmainen
Postdoctoral Researcher, Art History, Musicology and Media Studies
PI: Networked Care: Explorations of Intimacy in Digital Therapy (NetCare) (TIAS)

Areas of expertise

intimacy
affect
more-than-human
socio-material practices
technology
gender
sexuality
mental health
well-being

Biography

I am a research fellow at the Turku Institute of Advanced Studies (TIAS). My project  Networked Care: Explorations of Intimacy in Digital Therapy (NetCare) explores digital healthcare practices, aiming at producing novel insights into how human well-being is co-constituted with technological infrastructures. By exploring digital therapy and counselling in Finland, NetCare provides novel knowledge of such forms of care whose implementation is very much dependent on the generation of intimacy – experiences of trust, proximity, confidentiality and security.  Further, the project brings together insights from feminist new materialisms, science and technology studies and psychosocial studies in order to trace the ways in which intimacy is being made of and with multiple entangled materialities.

Prior to joining the TIAS, I have examined e.g. intergenerational touching relations; relationship and sex counselling in Finland; and the role of technology during the Covid-19 pandemic as experienced by psychotherapists and other therapy and counselling professionals in Finland.