Looking for new challenges in the area of digital culture, in social and cultural research in digital media studies.
April 2011 – December 2016:
Researcher, teacher (Digital Communication and Media), Doctoral Candidate
See my profile page on Aalto University School of Business website.
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Harju, A.A. & Huovinen, A. (2016) Fashionably voluptuous: normative femininity and resistant performative tactics in fatshion blogs. In Arsel, Z., Eräranta, K. & Moisander, J. (Eds.), Gendering Theory in Marketing and Consumer Research. Abingdon: Routledge.
Harju, A. A. (2016) Imagined Community and Affective Alignment in Steve Jobs Memorial Tributes on YouTube. In Gardner, S. & Alsop, S. (Eds.) Systemic Functional Linguistics in the Digital Age, pp. 62-80. Sheffield: Equinox.
Harju, A. A. & Huovinen, A. (2015) Fashionably Voluptuous: Normative femininity and resistant performative tactics in fatshion blogs. Journal of Marketing Management. DOI 10.1080/0267257X.2015.1066837. Reprinted in In Arsel, Z., Eräranta, K. & Moisander, J. (Eds.), Gendering Theory in Marketing and Consumer Research. Abingdon: Routledge.
Döveling, K., Harju, A.A., & V. Shavit (2015) Researching Digital Memorial Culture and Death Online: Current Analysis and Future Perspectives. Medien & Altern
Harju, A. (2015) Socially Shared Mourning: Construction and Consumption of Collective Memory. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia. Vol 21, Issue 1-2, 123-145. DOI:10.1080/13614568.2014.983562 Published online 6 Dec 2014.
Harju, A. & Moisander, J. (2014) Fans on the Threshold: Steve Jobs, the sacred in memorialisation and the hero within. In Campbell, N., Desmond, J., Fitchett, J., Kavanagh, D., McDonagh, P. O’Driscoll, A. & Prothero, A. (Eds.) (2014) Myth and the Market (pp. 51 – 64) University of Dublin. ISBN: 9781905254859
Full conference papers, unrefereed
Lillqvist, E. & Harju, A. A. (2016) Insights from Relevance Theory on the Marxist critique of social media. Paper presented at the 32nd European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium (EGOS), Naples, Italy, July 7-9, 2016.
Presentations at International Conferences (refereed):
2017, March: ‘The ideologically aligned self and (non)commemoration as social critique: a relational approach to commemorative practices of self-construction on social media’ at the 3rd International Death Online Research Symposium, Aarhus University, Denmark.
2016, September: ‘Cognitive-pragmatic approach to the commodification of social media: context manipulation as a vehicle for ideology’ with Dr. Ella Lillqvist at CADAAD 2016, 6th International Conference on Critical Approaches To Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines. Università degli studi di Catania, Sicily.
2016, April: ‘Adopting a critical perspective on commodification on social media: context manipulation as a vehicle of ideology’, with Dr. Lillqvist. Median ja viestinnän tutkimuksen päivät/The Finnish Conference for Media and Communication Research. Helsinki, Finland.
2015, August: ‘Social media as pseudo-public space: the illusion of freedom in participatory spaces‘ with Dr. Ella Lillqvist at ESA 2016, 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015. Prague, Czech Republic.
2015, August: #RIPRobinWilliams – digital memorials as mediators of a ‘lived life’ at the 2nd Death Online Research Symposium. Kingston University, London, UK.
2015, July: ‘#RIPRobinWilliams: How Digital Memorials Come to Mean‘ in Challenging Boundaries – 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress. RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
2014, November: ‘Normative Femininity in Fa(t)sion Blogs’ with Dr. Annamari Huovinen, at ECREA Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations. Universidade Lusófona, de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014, September: ‘Employee Enticement: Talent as the (mis)Leading Rhetorical Construct’ at CADAAD 2014, the 5th International Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines. Elte University, Budapest, Hungary.
2014, June: ‘Normative Femininity in Fa(t)shion Blogs: Fashion as Social Capital in Identity Formation‘ with Dr. Annamari Huovinen, in The 12th Conference on Gender, Marketing and Consumer Behavior. Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland.
2014, June: ‘Fans on the Threshold: Steve Jobs, the sacred in memorialisation and the hero within‘ with Prof. Johanna Moisander, at the Myth and the Market Conference. Carlingford, Ireland.
2014, April: ‘Socially Shared Mourning: Construction and Consumption of Collective Memory‘ at the 1st Death Online Research Symposium. University of Durham, UK.
2013, November: Economisation, Culture, and Gender workshop / Taloudellistuminen, kulttuurit ja sukupuoli -työryhmä, in Sukupuolentutkimuksen ja kulttuurintutkimuksen päivät/ Gender and Cultural Studies Conference. University of Lapland.
2013, November: ‘Mitä tulikaan luvattua: talentista osaksi resurssipääomaa‘ in Sukupuolentutkimuksen ja kulttuurintutkimuksen päivät. Lapin yliopisto
2013, July: ‘Alignment with imagined community, or imagined alignment in anonymity?‘ in 24th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop: Language in the digital age: Be not afraid of digitality. Coventy University, UK
2013, April: ‘From Broadsheet to Twitter: Technological and Communicative Challenges in Recruitment in Times of New Media and Mobility’, Research Seminar, Department of Organization and Management at UCC. Cork, Ireland
2010, July: ‘Evaluation, Appraisal and Manipulative Language in Nokia Recruitment Advertising‘, in The 22nd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop: Complexities of Meaning in Text. University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia
Reviewer for the following journals:
Reviewer for the following books:
- English in Computer-Mediated Communication: Variation, Representation, and Change, Lauren Squires (Ed.) (2016) Topics in English Linguistics Series, Mouton de Gruyter.
Reviewer for the following conferences:
- The 3rd Nordic Conference on Consumer Research
- 12th Conference on Gender, Marketing and Consumer Behavior
“A! Peda Intro”, a basic course in university pedagogics (5 ECTS), organized by Aalto University, 2014
Spring 2016: 71C03000 Digital communication and media (Bachelor level, 6 ECTS) at Aalto University School of Business.
Spring 2015: 71C03000 Digital communication and media (Bachelor level, 6 ECTS) at Aalto University School of Business.
Spring 2014: 71C03000 Digital communication and media (Bachelor level, 6 ECTS) at Aalto University School of Business.
International Doctoral Courses and Seminars:
2015, May: ‘Contextualizing Marxism’, Aalto University School of Business. Prof. F. Firat, Prof. J. Fitchett, and Prof. A. Bradshaw
2014, November: ‘Gender as Social Practice’, Aalto University School of Business. Prof. Silvia Gherardi, Assistant Prof. Kirsi Eräranta, Adjunct Prof. Saija Katila, Prof. Johanna Moisander
2014, April: ‘Perspectives on Organizational Culture and Communication’, Copenhagen Business School CBS, Copenhagen, Denmark. Prof. D. Kärreman, Prof. D. Mumby, and Prof. T. Kuhn.
2012, November: ‘Social Media Marketing Research’, Bergen School of Economics NHH, Bergen, Norway. Prof. R. Kozinets.
International Exchange / Visiting Scholar:
2013, 8th March – 3rd May: University College Cork, Department of Management and Organization. Cork, Ireland
Research and Travel Grants:
2016 Kaupakorkeakoulun Tukisäätiö – HSE Foundation: 1200 eur – 32nd European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS conference, Naples, Italy
2015 Kaupakorkeakoulun Tukisäätiö – HSE Foundation: 1200 eur – 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress, Aachen University, Germany
2014 Kaupakorkeakoulun Tukisäätiö: 1500 eur – CBS course ‘Perspectives on Organizational Culture and Communication’
2014 Kauppakorkeakoulun Tukisääätiö: 1200 eur – ECREA conference, Lisbon, Portugal
2013 Visiting Scholar Grant, Aalto BIZ: 1500 eur – PhD visiting programme, UCC, Cork, Ireland
2011 Kauppakorkeakoulun Tukisäätiö: 19 000 eur – Doctoral disseration research grant
Harju, A. & Brooks, R. (2007) English Phrasal Verbs, an English-Finnish Dictionary. Helsinki: Gummerus Publishing.
Harju, A. (2008) Specialist Wanted: Evaluation and Implicit Marketing in the Nokia Recruitment Advert Text. University of Helsinki, Department of English and Linguistics