Antti Lindfors

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Curriculum vitae

My post doctoral project "Plastic Passions: The Ethics and Somaesthetics of Self-Enhancement in Contemporary Biohacking" (2020-2023, Academy of Finland) centers on an ethnography of biohacking as an emerging mode of techno-asceticism (in the sense of "self-improvement") that lies somewhere at the intersection between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), cybercultures, and self-tracking. I am interested in new ways of conceptualizing and using the body within biohacking, as well as in the ramifications of its cybernetic imaginary for our shifting ideologies, aesthetics, and political contexts of the embodied self more generally.

My doctoral dissertation 'Intimately Allegorical: The Poetics of Self-Mediation in Stand-Up Comedy' (2019, University of Turku) deals with stand-up comedy as a performance of self-presentation and an economy of relatability.

I am the editor-in-chief of the journal Elore ( and editorial secretary of Lähikuva (

External positions

Hallituksen jäsen, Kulttuurintutkimuksen seura

2022 → …

Kansanperinteen neuvottelukunnan jäsen, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura

2022 → …

Member, Young Academy Finland YAF


Editor-in-chief, Elore

202030 Dec 2022

Editorial secretary, Lähikuva

2016 → …

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities

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Publications and projects within past five years.