Commentator introduction: Aino-Kaisa Koistinen

Aino-Kaisa Koistinen (PhD, Contemporary Culture Studies, JYU; Adjunct Professor, Media Culture, University of Turku) is a postdoctoral reserarcher at the Research Centre for Contemporary Culture. She has worked in several projects such as Abusive Sexuality and Sexual Violence in Contemporary Culture, Transmedia Literacy, Uses of Fantasy (Finnish sub-project of the Global Hobbit Project) and Dialogue and Argumentation for Cultural Literacy in Schools. She is also part of the project Caring Futures; developing care ethics for technology-mediated care practices (University of Stavanger, 2020-2024).

Koistinen has spent time as a visiting researcher at the University of Linköping (April 2014) and as a visiting teacher in San Diego State University (February 2018). During 2020-2021 she is affiliated with Posthumanities Hub at the University of Linköping. Moreover, Koistinen is part of the international Monster Network and the chair of FINFAR – Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research.

You can find more information on her university profile page.