Mari Holmström

Mari Holmström


Doctoral Researcher


I am a doctoral student in the Break-project (Interactional Organisation of Break-taking Activities and Social Support in a Changing Workplace Environment). I am interested in social activity in the breakroom:  social support, solidarity, maintaining social relationships and community spirit. I approach these phenomena from a narrative point of view, as well as utilising ethnography and conversation analysis. My data consists of video recordings and ethnographic materials, such as interviews. 

Research interests

  • Narrativity
  • Ethnography
  • Conversation analysis
  • Social interaction
  • Workplace interaction

Research groups

  • COACT (Complexity of (inter)action and multimodal participation)


Interactional organisation of break-taking activities and social support in a changing workplace environment

Strategic research project of the University of OuluFocus institute: EudaimoniaFaculty: Humanities