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  • PL 59 (Unioninkatu 38)

    00014

    Finland

20042020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Outi Hakola is a docent in Area and Cultural Studies (University of Helsinki) and a docent in societal media studies (University of Turku). Currently, she is a Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Area and Cultural Studies (University of Helsinki). Her expertise includes cultural studies, film and television studies, death studies, and  humour studies. She is expert in mediatisation of death and dying, cultural theories, narratology, and art criticism.

 

Her background is in film, television and literature studies. She has Master’s of Arts degrees in both Media Studies (2005) and Comparative Literature (2003) from the University of Turku, where she defended her dissertation, Rhetoric of Death and Generic Addressing of Viewers in American Living Dead Films, in 2011. After her PhD she worked at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies as a programme coordinator for Human Mortality project (2011-2013), at the Department of Radio-Television-Film (University of Texas at Austin, United States) as visiting researcher (2013-2014), and as a university lecturer in North American Studies (Area and Cultural Studies, University of Helsinki, 2014-2017).

 

Her research concentrates on questions of death, dying and mourning in films, television and social media. Her ongoing research project, Constructing Good Death (2017-2022), deals with documentary films on end-of-life issues. She is also the principal investigator of the research project Creating and Challenging Populist Masculinties (2018-2020) which looks at the intersection of politics and gender in contemporary society.

Education information

Doctor of Philosophy, Media Studies, University of Turku (2011)

Education information

Master of Arts, Media Studies, University of Turku (2005)

Education information

Master of Arts, Comparative Literature, University of Turku (2003).

Education information

Pedagogical Studies, University Pedagogy, University of Turku (2005).

Education/Academic qualification

Area and Cultural Studies, Principal Investigator, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 26 Oct 2015

Fields of Science

  • 616 Other humanities
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Social Media
  • Television studies
  • Gender Studies
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Cultural studies

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

Publications

Rhetoric of Modern Death in American Living Dead Films

Hakola, O. J., 2015, Bristol, Chicago: Intellect. 175 p. (Studies on Popular Culture)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

The Individualization of Health in Late Modernity

Hakola, O. & Tolvhed, H., 2018, Conceptualising Public Health: Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts. Kananen, J., Wessel, M. & Bergenheim, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 190-203 14 p.

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

Open Access
File

Kuolemisen affektiivinen mainonta yhdysvaltalaisten saattohoitokotien markkinoinnissa

Translated title of the contribution: Affective marketing of dying in American hospice care commercialsHakola, O., 2018, In : Lähikuva. 31, 3, p. 46-64 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Post-Gender Comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Hakola, O. J., 2019, Comedy for dinner and other dishes. Martins, C. P. (ed.). Coimbra: IEF Instituto de Estudos Filosóficos, p. 42-61

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

Open Access
File

How Pop Can Army Strong Be? Uses of Popular Culture in US Army Recruitment Campaign

Hakola, O., Dec 2018, In : The Journal of Popular Culture. 51, 6, p. 1540-1561 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects

Constructing Good Death: End-of-Life Issues in Documentaries

Hakola, O.

01/09/201731/08/2022

Project: Research project

Creating and Challenging Populist Masculinities

Hakola, O., Salminen, J., Turpeinen, J., Winberg, O. H. B. & Korpijärvi, A.

Helsingin yliopisto

01/01/201831/12/2020

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

The Dark Side of Humour

Korhonen, A., Rossi, L., Hakola, O. & Bottà, G.

01/01/2016 → …

Project: Research project

"Life among Death" program for continuing education

Hakola, O.

01/09/201531/05/2016

Project: Other project

Activities

Trent University

Outi Hakola (Visiting researcher)

1 Sep 201830 Jun 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Lähikuva (Journal)

Outi Hakola (Editor in chief)

1 Jan 201531 Dec 2017

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

Finnish Society for Cinema Studies (External organisation)

Outi Hakola (Chair)

1 Jan 201131 Dec 2013

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

Supervisor of Maude Riverin's Doctoral Thesis

Outi Hakola (Supervisor)

2020 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Gender and Populism in United States Politics

Outi Hakola (Chair of organizing committee)

30 Jan 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Kuolema on ja pysyy, mutta tavat sen ympärillä elävät

Outi Hakola

10/04/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Frankenstein

Outi Hakola

05/12/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Halloween

Outi Hakola

26/10/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kauhuelokuvat ruumiillisena kokemuksena

Outi Hakola

27/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kirja vs. Leffa puheohjelma - aiheena Dracula

Outi Hakola

08/08/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media