20072024

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Curriculum vitae


Docent (adjunct professor) in Film and Television Studies

Education and training

Doctor of Philosophy, Theatre Research, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2012

Master of Arts, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK, 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK, 2004



Academic posts

University lecturer, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.11.2022–

Grant researcher (established researcher), Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2022–31.10.2022

Grant researcher (established researcher), Media Studies, University of Turku, 1.8.2021–31.12.2021

University lecturer, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2019–31.7.2020

University lecturer (substitute professor), Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.3.2018–31.12.2018

Grant researcher (postdoctoral researcher), Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki 2014–2016

Research fellow, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2012–31.12.2013

Grant researcher (doctoral researcher), Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, 1.1.2007–30.6.2011

Part-Time Teacher, Film and Television Studies, University of Helsinki, since 2006


Main positions of trust

Member of the editorial board of Journal of Scandinavian Cinema (since 2023)

Member of the Advisory Board of Art Studies Societies (since 2021)

Chair of Finnish Society for Cinema Studies (years 2014–2017)

Film and television specialist in Audiovisual Proramme Board (since 2014)

Member of the editorial board of Lähikuva (years 2007–2020)

Member of Academy Club for Young Scientists of The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (academic year 2013–2014)

Member of the editorial board of WiderScreen (years 2012–2013)

 

Description of research and teaching

 

Key Research Interests

Silent Cinema, with a particular focus on Finnish film culture and Hollywood

Aki Kaurismäki

Nordic noir and complex serial drama

Crime fiction

Melodrama

Adaptation

Film and Television Style

Cinemetrics

Film Criticism

 

Teaching

Basic issues in film and television studies

World Film History

Film Theory

Film Analysis

Finnish Cinema

Nordic noir

Silent cinema

 

[Profile photo: Veikko Somerpuro]

Fields of Science

  • 6131 Theatre, dance, music, other performing arts

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.