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Description of research and teaching

My research addresses, on the one hand, the ways in which technological, economic and social change is reconfiguring the media, in particular journalism and audience participation. On the other hand, it examines the role the media play in the shaping of the dynamics of the public sphere and public life, especially the moral implications of mediated communication in the domains of crisis, conflict, human rights and humanitarianism. My long-standing research interest has been the mediation of emotions and morality. My current work focuses on the public understanding, practices and experiences of racism and mediation of crisis and conflict in the context of digital communication and social networking technologies.


  • 518 Media and communications
  • Media studies
  • Journalism studies
  • Conflict reporting
  • Humanitarian communication
  • Mediated emotions

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1994 2019

Disasters as a domain of media and humanitarian politics

Pantti, M. K., Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Communication. Chouliaraki, L. & Vestergaard, A. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Meanings of racism in mainstream media and social media in Finland

Pantti, M. K., Nelimarkka, M., Nikunen, K. & Titley, G., 2019, (Submitted) In : European Journal of Communication.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2011 2019

Activities 2003 2019

Cambridge review of international affairs. (Journal)

Mervi Pantti (Reviewer)
7 Jun 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Kallion lukion Studia generalia

Mervi Pantti (Speaker)
3 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Journalism studies (Journal)

Mervi Pantti (Reviewer)
1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

Valtioneuvoston kanslia/Prime Minister's Office (External organisation)

Mervi Pantti (Board member)
30 Apr 201930 Dec 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Visual Communication (Journal)

Mervi Pantti (Reviewer)
5 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts