I’m professor of Media Studies at University of Turku and PI of the Academy of Finland research project, Sexuality and Play in Media Culture (2017-2021). My work has revolved around internet research, affect theory, and pornography for closer to two decades. While my interests have been shifting towards materiality, media, sexuality, and affect more generally, I’ve hardly abandoned the topic of porn as such.
I’m currently working on all sorts of book-length projects; one on boredom, distraction and anxiety connected to networked media with Michael Petit for MIT Press, another on humor and feminist tactics in social media with Jenny Sundén, and yet another on the notion of objectification with Feona Attwood, Alan McKee, John Mercer, and Clarissa Smith for Routledge. NSFW: Sex, Humor, and Risk in Social Media, written together with Kylie Jarrett and Ben Light is forthcoming next October from with MITP, while my solo project, Many Splendored Things: Thinking Sex and Play, was published by Goldsmiths Press in 2018. I love kickboxing and good wine, and can be reached at <suspaa(at)utu.fi>