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Hanna  Varjakoski

Hanna Varjakoski

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies | +358 50 304 1194

I currently work as a postdoctoral researcher in the HAIDI project at the University of Eastern Finland. My background is in the Humanities, and I received my PhD in Media Studies in the University of Turku, Finland. In my dissertation, I examined the Finnish media landscape of the 2000s and what it produces and challenges as regards cultural imageries and understandings of ageing, older individuals and later life. The study focused on analyzing age representations on social media, popular fiction film and selected TV-makeover shows with a gender sensitive approach.

My research interests are in the field of cultural gerontology, in particular, but I have also worked as a researcher e.g. in a project that examined older adults’ neighbour relations and age diversity in the neighborhood.

I teach in courses that address questions related to cultural ageing, media, digitalization and health.


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