Network Contact Information

Crisis, Communication and Society Research Network

Dr. Soc. Sci., University Lecturer
Salli Hakala
+358 2941 23770

Assistant Professor (Docent)
Ph.D. Johanna Sumiala
+358 2941 40813

M.Soc.Sc, PhD candidate
Minttu Tikka
+358 50 318 7606

Department of Social Research
Communication Research Centre CRC
Unioninkatu 37 (P.O. Box 54)
00014 University of Helsinki


Crisis, Communication and Society Research Network

The Research Network Crisis, Communication and Society emerged from the conference on Social Violence in the Network Society at the University of Helsinki, 6-7 November 2009.  

The conference gathered together researchers of violence in society, sociologists involved in the study of violence, media researchers, historians, political researchers, philosophers, educators, researchers of visual culture and criminologists. The scope of the conference was the significance of violence in the network society.

The goal of the network is to publish articles, international anthologies and special issues on related topics. Seminars and workshops are organized to increase international networking.

The first international Violence and the Network Society Conference grew out of the two year Crisis and Communication Research Project, which analyzed recent major Finnish crises: the Jokela and Kauhajoki school shootings, the tsunami disaster and the Nokia town water crisis. The research project was carried out by the Communication Research Centre at the Department of Communication, the University of Helsinki. The C&C project was funded by the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation.

University Lecturer Salli Hakala
Assistant Professor (Docent) Johanna Sumiala