Aino-Kaisa Koistinen

speculative fiction, crime fiction, Nordic Noir, feminist posthumanism, ecocriticism, cultural studies, media culture, popular culture, television, gender and queer studies, feminist theory, violence in art and the media

PhD Aino-Kaisa Koistinen is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research interests include cultural studies (especially media culture and popular culture), science fiction (especially television), gender studies and posthumanism. She defended her PhD thesis The Human Question in Science Fiction Television: (Re)Imagining Humanity in Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman and V in 2015. Koistinen has experience in working in different projects, such as the Finnish sub-project of The World Hobbit Project (University of Jyväskylä, in 2016), Abusive Sexuality and Sexual Violence in Contemporary Culture (University of Jyväskylä, in 2012–2014) and Transmedia Literacy (University of Jyväskylä, in 2015). She is a board member of The Finnish Society for Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (Finfar) and one of the editors-in-chief for the peer-reviewed journal Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research. She is also one of the organizers of The Monster Network (https://promisesofmonsters.wordpress.com) focusing on promoting studies on monsters or the monstrous and an affiliate member of the Posthumanities Hub (University of Linköping, Sweden, https://www.tema.liu.se/tema-g/Posthuman/posthumanities-hub?l=en). She has been published, for example, in the peer-reviewed journals NORA—Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research and Science Fiction Film and Television.

Degrees: PhD (Contemporary Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, 2015), MA (Literature, University of Oulu, 2009)
Current affiliation: University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Selected publications

Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa (2015a), The Human Question in Science Fiction Television: (Re)Imagining Humanity in Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman and V. PhD thesis. Jyväskylä Studies in Humanities 248. University of Jyväskylä, 2015. Available at :http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-6147-3

Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa (2015b), ‘The Machine is nothing without the Woman’. Gender, Humanity and the Cyborg Body in the Original and Reimagined Bionic Woman. Science Fiction Film and Television 8:1, 53–74.

Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa (2015c), (Re)Imagining Humanity in Popular Science Fiction Television. Lectio praecursoria. Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research 2/2015. Available at: http://journal.finfar.org/articles/lectio-praecursoria-reimagining-humanity-in-popular-science-fiction-television/

Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa (2011a), Passing for Human in Science Fiction: Comparing the TV Series Battlestar Galactica and V. NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research 19: 4, 249–263.

Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa (2011b), Sukupuolijoustoa ja ihmisen kaltaisia koneita. Sukupuolen ja ihmisyyden kytköksiä Taisteluplaneetta Galactica -televisiosarjoissa. Lähikuva 24: 2, 24–37.

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Public profiles

https://www.jyu.fi/hum/laitokset/taiku/hlokunta/koistinen-ainokaisa
https://www.jyu.fi/hum/laitokset/taiku/hlokunta/koistinen-aino-kaisa-tutka-julkaisut
Academia.edu: http://jyu.academia.edu/AinoKaisaKoistinen
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ainokaisakoistinen