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Personlig profil

Meritförteckning

 

  • Miika Samuli Vähämaa

 

  • EDUCATION
  • Ph.D. in social psychology. Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1.9.2015.

  • Pre-Doctoral Fulbright Fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, USA. 1.8.2010 — 30.6.2011. Collaborated with Dr. Donald L. Shaw, Dr. Jane D. Brown and Dr. Mark D. West on joint publications and original research. 

  • Master of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Communication at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Graduated Magna Cum Laude, 14.6. 2006.

    CURRENT WORK: RESEARCH AND TEACHING

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Politics, Media and Communication Faculty of Social Science and Open University, University of Helsinki. 15.10.2018 – 30.12.2019. In this cross-national research project, I apply topic modelling on comparative and longitudinal data concerning journalism.

  • University Teacher, Politics, Media and Communication Faculty of Social Science and Open University, University of Helsinki, Open University at the University of Helsinki. 1.1. 2018 – present (part-time). Currently teach: The Public Sphere and Democracy; Political Communication.

  • Senior Advisor, Iloom Oy. 1.8.2018 – present (part-time). Development of machine learning and network analysis to increase the media industry clients ́ ability to utilize natural language data.

    PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: RESEARCH, TEACHING AND JOURNALISM

  • Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Aalborg, Research Centre for Cultural Psychology, Denmark. 1.1.2017 – 15.8.2017. Collaborated with Dr. Luca Tateo e.g. on the Springer book Thinking about Oneself – The Place and Value of Reflection in Philosophy and Psychology.

  • Principal Investigator and Researcher, University of Helsinki, Department of Communication, Communication Research Center CRC, Helsinki, Finland. 1,1.2007—30.6.2010. Principal Investigator: Media ́s experiences of the governmental communications in 2008. ResearcherFinnish television broadcasting in 2010; Mapping the Communication and Media Research in Finland in 2007; Comparing Political Communication Cultures in Western Europe in 2007-2009.

  • University Teacher, Blended and distance learning, Politics, Media and Communication Faculty of Social Science and Open University, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. 1.1.2007 – present (part-time). Currently teach: The Public Sphere and Democracy, Intoduction to Communication and Political Communication.

  • Examiner, The Swedish School of Social Science, Politics, Media and Communication Programme, 1.11.2018 - present (part-time). Previously examiner in social pscyhology, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland. Spring term 2011.
  • Science Journalist, freelancer, 2004 — present. As part-time freelance science journalist I contribute to multiple Finnish magazines and newspapers, inter alia, Helsingin Sanomat, Ilkka, Kotimaa, Tekniikan Maailma.

  • Journalist, Tarinatalo Oy, Helsinki. Spring/ Summer 2006. Presented national television features.

  • TV News Journalist, YLE24 Finnish Broadcasting Company. Spring/ Summer 2005. Developed stories, planned the day ́s coverage and created/edited own news stories as a part of the national news broadcasts.

  • TEACHING AWARDS

  • Excellency in Teaching Statistics Award. 2013, May. Awarded by the Media Concepts Research Group (MCRG) at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.

  • ACADEMIC EXPERTISE DUTIES

  • 2019, September. Invited Expert Reviewer for the Littlefield International, book proposal evaluations in the field of social epistemology.

    2013, January – present. Member of the Board of Reviewers/Editors at Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective SERRC.

    2012, December – present. Peer-reviewer Positions at the international scientific journals:

    Ø Human Arenas – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Psychology, Culture, and Meaning
    Ø Social Epistemology
    Ø Nordic Studies in Mathematics Education

    2008, May –2009, February. Member of the Board of Publicity Research Consortium, Finnish Immigration Services, Finland ́s Ministry of the Interior.

    2008, April. Invited Expert Research Reviewer for Ministry of the Interior publications.

    RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

    2019 – present. Member of the Board of Trustees, ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association.

    2008 – present. Member of the Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists. 

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 2007 2019

Can Common Sense Change? Psycho-logic and the Challenge of Changing Language

Vähämaa, M., 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) Respect for Reasoning – Jan Smedslund’s Legacy for Psychology. Springer

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Lack of Universality of a Psychological Problem: Epistemological Implications on Psychological Problems

Vähämaa, M., jun 2019, I : Human Arenas. 2, 2, s. 153-169 17 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
Fil

Psychological Reflection, Thought and Imagination as Epistemic Skills

Vähämaa, M., 2019, Thinking about Oneself: The Place and Value of Reflection in Philosophy and Psychology. Silva Filho, W. J. & Tateo, L. (red.). Springer International Publishing AG, s. 157-175 19 s. 10. (Philosophical Studies Series; vol. 141).

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Common Sense, Language, and Semantic Primes: Liminal or Constant Concepts of Psychology? Liminal or Constant Concepts of Psychology?

Vähämaa, M., sep 2018, I : Human Arenas. 1, 3, s. 305–320 16 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Projekter 2006 2020

Aktiviteter 2010 2019

  • 3 Referentgranskning av manuskript
  • 2 Arrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium
  • 2 !!Invited talk
  • 2 Akademisk besök på annan institution

What is the role of Christianity in journalism? Comparing Britain and Finland

Miika Vähämaa (!!Speaker)
6 feb 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

"Media Industry and Media Studies”

Miika Vähämaa (Talare: Ordförande)
9 okt 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

18th conference of the International Society for Theoretical Psychology

Miika Vähämaa (Närvarande)
20 aug 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Human Arenas (Tidskrift)

Miika Vähämaa (Referentgranskare)
1 jan 20171 okt 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript