Iira Rautiainen

Postdoctoral Researcher

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the research project PeaceTalk - Talk and interaction in Multinational Crisis Management Training, funded by the Academy of Finland. I study interaction in crisis management training and examine collaborative work. In my doctoral dissertation, I used ethnomethodological conversation analysis and ethnography to study practises of promoting and progressing collaborative work during United Nations Military Observer training, focusing on vehicle patrolling. My current research interests are collaborative work, multicultural working contexts, English as a lingua franca, and the development of interactional practices and competences.

Research interests

  • social interaction
  • conversation analysis
  • ethnography
  • ethnomethodology

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Room HUM318
Erkki Koiso-Kanttilan katu 1
FI-90570 Oulu

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