Susanna Välimäki

Susanna Välimäki, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Musicology, University of Turku, Finland, and a docent (habilitation) of musicology at the University of Helsinki.

Specialized in cultural musicology, Välimäki’s research interests include cultural music analysis and sound studies, trauma studies, war and music, ecomusicology (ecocritical music research), gender and queer studies, and theories of activist and political art.

Välimäki is the author of the books Subject Strategies in Music: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Musical Signification [] (2005), Miten sota soi? Sotaelokuva, ääni ja musiikki [ ] (How Does a War Sound? War films, Sound and Music], 2008), and Muutoksen musiikki: Pervoja ja ekologisia utopioita audiovisuaalisessa kulttuurissa [] (The Music of Transformation: Queer and Ecological Utopias in Audiovisual Culture, (2015).

Currently Välimäki is leading a research project Finnish Music in the 21st Century: The Socio-Cultural Significance of Art Music in the Postmodern World  (SUMU, 2014–2017/2018), funded by the Kone Foundation and conducted by a team of five researchers. Together with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra the project organizes a lecture series You must be the change you wish to see in the world 2017 [].



More on Välimäki’s research, see Musicology pages []

and Academia.Edu []