Pentti Haddington

English language and interaction

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

Pentti Haddington

I am Professor of English and interaction, Adjunct Professor (Docent) in Multimodal interaction analysis (University of Jyväskylä), and director of the Eudaimonia Institute. My research team uses video-based methods to study everyday talk and interaction. I am currently leading and working with three international and funded research projects. (1) Generation Z and Beyond (2018-2023) is one of the University of Oulu's profiling projects funded by the Academy of Finland. My team studies, for example, interaction in different digital environments (video-mediated settings and immersive virtual reality) (2) PeaceTalk (2019-2026, Academy of Finland, Eudaimonia Institute) studies talk and interaction in crisis management training (e.g., UN military observers), focusing on interactional features of team cohesion and situation awareness. (3) iTask (2015-2023, Academy of Finland, the Eudaimonia Institute) investigates how people talk and interact as part of their busy everyday lives, while they are multitasking. My team collaborates, for example, with the National Defence University (Finland), the Finnish Defence Forces International Center (FINCENT) and CMC Finland. I have spent research periods at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Helsinki (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies). I am also a principal investigator in the COACT research community.

Research interests

  • talk
  • interaction
  • multimodality
  • intersubjectivity
  • crisis talk and interaction
  • digital action and interaction
  • multiactivity in interaction

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Phone number

+358 (0) 50 341 0347

Visiting address

Linnanmaa campus
Faculty of Humanities
Research Unit for Languages and Literature
Room TÄ304
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