Who are we?
Tuomo Hiippala

Tuomo works as a tenure-track Associate Professor in English Language and Digital Humanities (2023–) in the Department of Languages at the University of Helsinki, where he leads the Multimodality Research Group. He received his PhD in English Philology from the University of Helsinki in 2014. He also holds a Title of Docent in Multimodality Research and Digital Methods at the University of Turku (2022). He has over 15 years of experience in researching multimodality in diverse domains ranging from everyday documents to diagrams and information graphics. Most recently, he has focused on developing novel computational methods for building and analysing multimodal corpora. In 2023, he was awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for developing empirically-founded theories of multimodal communication.

Laura Savolainen

Laura is a postdoctoral researcher in the CROWDINFRA project. She is also affiliated with the Centre for Consumer Society Research, where she works in the Datafied Life Collaboratory research group. Laura received her PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Helsinki in 2023. Her current work is focused on algorithmic governance, with an especial focus on digital platforms and user agency. In the CROWDINFRA project, she examines the role of microwork in the production of AI and related epistemological and ethical challenges. Laura aspires to work with various methodologies, viewing digital data and algorithms as not just objects but also tools of critical research.

Rosa Suviranta

Rosa is a doctoral researcher in the CROWDSRC and CROWDINFRA projects. Her research interests include multimodality research and crowdsourcing.

Previous group and project members

Hanna-Mari was a post-doctoral researcher in the MAPHEL project between 2021–2023. She is now a post-doctoral researcher at Tampere University.

Tuomas Väisänen was a doctoral researcher in the MAPHEL project between 2020–2023. He is now a post-doctoral researcher in the Digital Geography Lab.