Speaker Series | Susanna Paasonen: "Intimate governance and the value of sex in social media"
Professor of Media Studies, University of Turku, Finland
Intimate Governance and the Value of Sex in Social Media
Susanna Paasonen is Professor of Media Studies at University of Turku, Finland. With an interest in studies of sexuality, networked media and affect, she is 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 (2019–2022). Her book-length projects include Who's Laughing Now? Feminist Tactics in Social Media (with Jenny Sundén, MITP forthcoming), NSFW: Sex, Humor and Risk in Social Media (with Kylie Jarrett and Ben Light. MITP 2019, Many Splendored Things: Thinking Sex and Play (Goldsmiths Press 2018), Networked Affect (MITP 2015, co-edited with Ken Hillis and Michael Petit), and Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography (MITP 2011).