I am Professor of English, and my research focuses on diverse literary and cultural phenomena.
My research focuses on cultural and national identities in fiction and travel writing, literature and borders, and the human-animal relationships. My work clarifies the nature of the relationship between Britain and Europe and processes of cultural mixing i.e. hybridization.
Since 2007, I am Professor of English at the School of Humanities at the University of Eastern Finland, and I teach literary and cultural studies. I am currently Vice-Dean of the Philosophical Faculty. I have studied in Finland and the UK. After completing my MA and FL (Licentiate) degrees at the University of Joensuu (as UEF was known until 2010 )in the early 1990s, I was awarded a British Council Fellowship for further study. In 1994-95, I studied Cultural Studies at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK, where I was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Studies (1995). I received my PhD in English from the University of Joensuu in 1996, and a second doctoral degree in sociology in 2005. I have published widely in my research areas and directed several research projects.
School of Humanities, Foreign Languages and Translation Studies
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Research groups - UEF
Arctic Snowmobilities: Encounters with Sled Dogs in Gary Paulsen's Winterdance. Nyman, Jopi / Nonhuman Agencies in the Twenty-First-Century Anglophone Novel. 2021. 2021
Nyman, Jopi. 2021. Ajatuksia palavan kirjaston ääreltä Professoriblogi 27.4.2021: -. 2021
Palimpsests in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature and Culture: Surfacing Histories. Kalogeras, Yiorgos D; Kardux, Johanna C; Mueller, Monika; Nyman, Jopi. 2021 2021
Nyman, Jopi. 2021. Voikaa hyvin! Professoriblogi 7.12.2021: -. 2021
Nyman, Jopi. 2021. No Longer Lost on the Human Highway: Human-Animal Relationships in Neil Young's Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life & Cars Culture unbound: journal of current cultural research 13 2: 1-14. 2021
Nyman, Jopi. 2021. Mobilities and Mediterranean peripheries: Narrating Maltese identities in Vincent Vella's Slippery Steps Journal of postcolonial writing 57 3: 415-428. 2021
Bjerre, Thomas Ærvold; Jaquette, Brianne; Linzie, Anna; Nyman, Jopi. 2021. International Scholarship: Nordic Contributions (2019) American literary scholarship 2019 1: 448-462. 2021
Mediterranean Borderscapes in Victoria Thompson's Losing Alexandria: A Memoir. Nyman, Jopi / 15th ESSE Conference Programme and Book of Abstracts. 2021. 2021
Introduction. Kalogeras, Yiorgos D; Kardux, Johanna C; Mueller, Monika; Nyman, Jopi / Palimpsests in Ethnic and Postcolonial Literature and Culture: Surfacing Histories. 2021. 2021
Epilogue: border images and narratives: paradoxes, spheres, aesthetics. Schimanski, Johan; Nyman, Jopi / Border images, border narratives: The political aesthetics of boundaries and crossings. 2021. 2021