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Communication Studies

Research group

Communication Studies engages in research in communication as a multidimensional phenomenon. Communication Studies at the University of Vaasa explore communication in its many forms and contexts, and focus especially on digital media. We combine three intertwining approaches to communication: digital media, communication in organizations and technical communication.

 

 

Research projects

Project Duration Actors
Citizens as agents of change in decarbonizing suburban and rural housing (DECARBON-HOME) - Marketing and Communication, Marketing and Consumption Research, Communication studies
DISRUPTING THE MEDIA SCENE. Adopting emerging technologies as a vehicle for transforming the audience relationship and business models in journalistic media - InnoLab, Communication studies, Digital Economy
Banks saving-related communication in the social media - Communication studies
Conceptualizing Blockchains - Communication studies
Talking Machines – Electronic voice and the interpretation of emotions and self-understanding in human–machine communication 1960–2020 - Communication studies

Research group members

Full professors

Merja Koskela
Merja Koskela
Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8353
  • Fabriikki F237
Tanja Sihvonen
Tanja Sihvonen
Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8269
  • Fabriikki F232

Other researchers, doctoral students and emeritus professors

Heidi Hirsto
Heidi Hirsto
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8260
  • Fabriikki F230
Cecilia Hjerppe
Cecilia Hjerppe
Project Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F228
Suvi Isohella
Suvi Isohella
University Teacher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8366
  • Fabriikki F239
Mona Khattab
Mona Khattab
Doctoral Student

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8316
  • Fabriikki F238
Liisa Kääntä
Liisa Kääntä
Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8375
  • Fabriikki F240
Arto Lanamäki
Arto Lanamäki
Associate Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8307
  • Fabriikki F236
Hanna Limatius
Hanna Limatius
Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8605
Piia Mikkola
Piia Mikkola
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki
Mikael Mäenpää
Mikael Mäenpää
Project Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8441
  • Fabriikki F229
Niina Nissilä
Niina Nissilä
University Lecturer

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8394
  • Fabriikki F231
Anita Nuopponen
Anita Nuopponen
Professor Emerita

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F234
Virpi Salojärvi
Virpi Salojärvi
Assistant Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8405
Alesja Serada
Alesja Serada
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F238
Teija Waaramaa
Teija Waaramaa
University Lecturer

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8327
Meniina Wik
Meniina Wik
Doctoral Student

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@univaasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F228