Laura Kohonen-Aho

D. Sc. (Tech)
Postdoctoral researcher

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

Laura Kohonen-Aho

I work as a postdoctoral researcher (Academy of Finland, 2022–2025). In my research project ‘Beyond individual experiences towards social VR’ I explore the accomplishment of social and collaborative activities in virtual reality. I use video-based interaction analysis and conversation analysis to study the situational use of multimodal interactional resources in the production and ascription of social actions across VR settings.

Research interests

  • Social virtual reality
  • Multimodal interaction analysis
  • Conversation analysis
  • Distributed collaboration
  • Embodied participation

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