Mikko Lehtonen

Faculty of Communication Sciences
University of Tampere, Finland

Mikko Lehtonen is a Professor of Media Culture in the Department of Literature and the Arts at the University of Tampere. His primary research interests include modern cultural and literary theories, cultural construction of masculinities, printed word at the age of mediatization, the cultural significance of the 9/11 and Finland and multiculturalism. He has published numerous monographs in Finnish and is the author of The Cultural Analysis of Texts, which was published by Sage in 2000.  He also is a member of the editorial boards of two central journals in the field, Cultural Studies and European Journal of Cultural Studies. He has received numerous awards for his work, including The Researcher of the Year Award by The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers in 2002.