Matleena Frisk
  • PL 16 (Snellmaninkatu 10)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher with a background in Economic and Social History. I am currently employed by the Centre for Consumer Society Research for my project Disposables and everyday life. How increasing use of short lifespan and disposable products revolutionized everyday practices in Finland.

My research has focused on the relationship of consumption, norms and cultural changes. I have written peer reviewed articles on topics varying from jersey clothing in the 1960s to Finland’s first make-up-wearing boy band.

Previously, I worked for the project Power, Population, Sexuality. Politics of Reproduction, Sexual Health Professionals, and Individual Experiences in Post-War Finland. The project ran in 2018–2020 and was funded by the Kone Foundation.

My doctoral dissertation was published by the Finnish Network of Youth Studies in 2019.

Fields of Science

  • 5202 Economic and Social History

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.