Antti Kamunen

Antti Kamunen


Postdoctoral researcher


I am a postdoctoral researcher in the project PeaceTalk: Talk and Interaction in Multinational Crisis Management Training, funded by Academy of Finland. 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 the different information sharing practices used in a tactical operations centre during a multinational military staff exercise. Another interest of mine is interaction inside 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.

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, multiactivity

Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Editor for SKY Journal of Linguistics (2018- )
  • Lead-organiser in the Langnet theme group Multimodality in (inter)action (2016-2019)

Research groups

  • Member, COACT

Selected publications

  • Kamunen, Antti (2018) Open Hand Prone as a resource in multimodal claims to interruption Stopping a co-participant's turn-at-talk. - Gesture 17 (2), 291-321 . [Original]
  • Kamunen, Antti (2019) How to Disengage: Suspension, Body Torque, and Repair. - Research on language and social interaction 52 (4), 406-426 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Haddington, Pentti; Paananen, Soili; Kamunen, Antti (2019) Puheen ja vuorovaikutuksen tutkimuksen merkitys kriisinhallintakoulutuksessa ja kriisinhallinnassa. Puolustustutkimuksen vuosikirja 2019: puolustustutkimus 100 vuotta. Koivisto, Jouni; Nousiainen, Merja. - Ei sarjaa/No series. Riihimäki, Puolustusvoimat. 100-102. [Original]
  • Kamunen, Antti (2020) Busy embodiments : the hierarchisation of activities in multiactivity situations. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis B : Humaniora 176. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 82. [Original]
  • Haddington, Pentti; Kamunen, Antti; Rautiainen, Iira; Vikström, Vera (2020) Studying language and Talk to Support Action: Interaction at the Core of Efficient Teamwork in UNMEM 2019. - Ei sarjaa/No series 1/2020. Suomen Puolustusvoimien kansainvälinen yksikkö, Finnish Defence Forces International Centre. [Original]
  • Kamunen, Antti; Haddington, Pentti (2020) From monitoring to co-monitoring: Projecting and prompting activity transitions at the workplace. - Gesprächsforschung 21, 82-122 . [Original]

Research visits

  • Visiting staff member at Loughborough University
    15.1.2016 to 31.3.2016

    Visiting staff member in the Department of Social Sciences.