Viestintätieteet

Communication Studies

Research group

Communication Studies research group views communication as a human activity that enables interaction, keeps communities together, and creates a common understanding.

We understand communication both as an organized and planned activity, such as how a company communicates with their stakeholders online and as spontaneous activity typical of human beings, such as online comments on news or interaction at workplaces.

We are interested in topical issues and current affairs and approach them from the points of view of knowledge, communication, and media. Changes in technology, environment and culture form a relevant context for our research.

The mission of Communication Studies is to provide reasoned views and solutions to social, cultural and economic issues from the perspective of Communication. The values ​​that guide our research are curiosity, independence, responsibility and critical thinking.

 

 

 

The research group focuses on organizational communication, digital media and technical communication in combination with each other. An important part of the research group are doctoral students who study in the Doctoral programme of Social Sciences.

We are constantly looking for talented and motivated people interested in the research of communication, both as doctoral students and for various project assignments. On these pages, you will find information about the activities of our group, and you can also contact us directly.

The contact persons of the Communication Studies research group are Professors Merja Koskela and Tanja Sihvonen.

Ajankohtaista viestintätieteistä

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, Marketing and Communication
Banks saving-related communication in the social media - Communication studies
RegeRa - Communication studies, Marketing and Communication
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@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8353
  • Fabriikki F237
Tanja Sihvonen
Tanja Sihvonen
Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

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

Other researchers, doctoral students and emeritus professors

Maria Eronen-Valli
Maria Eronen-Valli
University Teacher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8624
Heidi Hirsto
Heidi Hirsto
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8260
  • Fabriikki F230
Cecilia Hjerppe
Cecilia Hjerppe
Väitöskirjatutkija

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

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

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8366
  • Fabriikki F239
Elisa Kannasto
Elisa Kannasto
Teacher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
Mona Khattab
Mona Khattab
Grant-Funded Researcher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

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

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi (normalise scandinavian characters)
  • +358 29 449 8375
  • Fabriikki F240
Sebastian Laitila
Sebastian Laitila
University Teacher

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8580
Ella Lillqvist
Ella Lillqvist
Assistant Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8655
Hanna Limatius
Hanna Limatius
Assistant Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8605
Mikael Mäenpää
Mikael Mäenpää
Project Researcher

School of Technology and Innovations, SC-Research

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.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@uwasa.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@uwasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F234
Rebekah Rousi
Rebekah Rousi
Associate Professor (tenure track)

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • +358 29 449 8627
  • Fabriikki F236
Virpi Salojärvi
Virpi Salojärvi
Assistant Professor

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

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

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

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

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

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

School of Marketing and Communication, Communication Studies

  • firstname.lastname@uwasa.fi
  • Fabriikki F228