I’m professor of Media Studies at University of Turku. 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.
Recently I’ve been working on perhaps too many book-length projects: Dependent, Distracted, Bored: Affective Formations in Networked Media for MIT Press and Objectification: On the Difference Between Sex and Sexism with Feona Attwood, Alan McKee, John Mercer, and Clarissa Smith for Routledge, as well as Who’s Laughing Now? Feminist Tactics in Social Media together with Jenny Sundén for MITP, (due out October). NSFW: Sex, Humor, and Risk in Social Media, written together with Kylie Jarrett and Ben Light, came out November 2019 with MITP while Many Splendored Things: Thinking Sex and Play was published by Goldsmiths Press in 2018.
I’m the PI of the Academy of Finland research project, Sexuality and Play in Media Culture (2017-2021) and the Strategic Research Council consortium, Intimacy in Data-Driven Culture (2019-2022/25). I’m also editorial board member of e.g. the journals Sexualities, New Media & Society, Social Media + Society, Porn Studies and International Journal of Cultural Studies.
I love kickboxing and good wine, and can be reached at <suspaa(at)utu.fi>