Susanna Paasonen

Susanna Paasonen is professor of Media Studies at University of Turku. With an interest in studies of affect, sexuality and popular media culture media, she has recently explored the personal archives of Erkki Kurenniemi, memory-work material connected to the uses and experiences of pornography in Finland and the affective intensities emerging in accounts of technological failure. Her recent book-length projects have examined the experiential aspects of online pornography (Carnal Resonance, MIT Press 2011) as well as the applications of affect theory in feminist research (Working with Affect in Feminist Readings, Routledge 2010, co-edited with Marianne Liljeström) and internet research (Networked Affect, MIT Press 2015, co-edited with Ken Hillis and Michael Petit).