Susanna Paasonen

Susanna Paasonen is Professor of Media Studies at University of Turku, Finland, and the PI of the Academy of Finland research project, Sexuality and Play in Media Culture (2017-2021) and the Strategic Research Council consortium, Intimacy in Data-Driven Culture (2019-2025). With an interest in studies of sexuality, media, and affect, she is most recently the author of Many Splendored Things: Thinking Sex and Play (Goldsmiths Press 2018), NSFW: Sex, Humor and Risk in Social Media (with Kylie Jarrett and Ben Light, MIT Press 2019), Objectification: On the Difference Between Sex and Sexism (with Feona Attwood, Alan McKee, John Mercer, and Clarissa Smith, Routledge 2020), Who’s Laughing Now? Feminist Tactics in Social Media (with Jenny Sundén, MITP 2020) and Dependent, Distracted, Bored: Affective Formations in Networked Media (MITP 2021). She serves e.g. on the editorial boards of New media & Society, Social media + society, Sexualities, Porn Studies and International Journal of Cultural Studies.