Antti Kamunen

Postdoctoral researcher

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

Antti Kamunen

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the project PeaceTalk: Talk and Interaction in Multinational Crisis Management Training, funded by Academy of Finland and the University of Oulu Eudaimonia Institute. In my research, I use conversation analysis to study the various embodied and multimodal practices in social interaction. Within the PeaceTalk project, my interest lies in interaction inside and around patrol cars in UN military observer training, and how the trainees work together to make sense of what they see and how to act on it. I am also interested in the different information sharing practices used in a tactical operations centre during a multinational military staff exercise.

In my doctoral thesis Busy Embodiments: The hierarchisation of activities in multiactivity situations (2020), I studied the different ways in which participants in social interaction make visible their involvement in, and hierarchisation of, multiple parallel activities.

Research interests

  • social interaction
  • multimodality
  • talk
  • language use

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Room TÄ311
Yliopistokatu 9
FI-90570 Oulu

Postal address

Research Unit for Languages and Literature
English, Faculty of Humanities
P.O.Box 1000
FI-90014 University of Oulu