Aira Huttunen

Aira Huttunen

MA

Biography

I am currently working on my PhD research where I look into information needs, sources and barriers to information seeking of transgender people. I am interested in identity-related information seeking, sharing and embodied information. My approach is information practice research and it is informed by trans studies. My research is funded by the Kone Foundation.

Research interests

  • Information practices
  • Information seeking
  • Embodiment
  • Identity
  • Marginalized populations

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Research groups

  • Member, INSPIRES
  • Member, HIM Oulu&Åbo

Selected publications

  • Huttunen, Aira; Kähkönen, Lottamari; Enwald, Heidi; Kortelainen, Terttu (2019) Embodied cognition and information experiences of transgender people. - Information research 24 (4), colis1940 . [Original]
  • Pohjanen, Aira; Kortelainen, Terttu (2016) Transgender information behaviour. - Journal of Documentation 72 (1), 172-190 . [Original]
  • Huttunen, Aira (2018) First encounters with gender minority related information: results of an Internet survey. - Informaatiotutkimus 37 (3), 43-46 . [Original]
  • Huttunen, Aira (2018) Sukupuolivähemmistöjen informaatiokäyttäytyminen. - Informaatiotutkimus 37 (3), 40-42 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Pohjanen, Aira (2016) Vertaisten tärkeys sukupuolivähemmistöjä koskevan tiedon saamisessa. - Informaatiotutkimus 35 (3), 65-66 . [Original]