JUHANA VENäLäINEN

Assistant Professor

PhD (Cultural Studies), Adjunct Professor (Cultural Studies of Work and the Economy)


Juhana Venäläinen is Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies at the School of Humanities at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu. His key research interests are in the transformations of work and the economy, including novel concepts such as the sharing economy, the platform economy, and the gig economy. Venäläinen has published and edited volumes and special issues about employment precarity, the experience economy, and financial cultures. His research articles have gained awards such as "Vuoden tiedekynä 2016" ("Academic pen of the year", for the best Finnish article in social sciences in 2013–2015, together with Tero Toivanen) and "Best article of the year" (in Oikeus journal, 2011). Currently, he also works closely with the ERC Advanced Grant project "SENSOTRA" (Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe, 1950–2020). He holds a Title of Docent (Adjunct Professorship) in Cultural Studies of Work and the Economy in the University of Jyväskylä. Venäläinen is the Editor-in-Chief of Kulttuurintutkimus (together with Hanna Kuusela, 2020–).

Contact info

Organization

School of Humanities, Finnish Language and Cultural Research

Email

juhana.venalainen@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 350 1732

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Teaching Activities

Besides research, I teach research methods in the cultural studies' program and supervise BA, MA and PhD theses related to my expertise. Additionally, I am responsible of the "sociology of art" BA specialization with the cultural studies' curriculum.

RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF

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