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Tuomas Harviainen

Professor, Informaatiotutkimus ja interaktiivinen media (tietokäytännöt)

About me

I hold Master's degrees in both theology and business administration, and a doctorate in information studies and interactive media. I have the title of Docent in contemporary culture science, specializing in games and social information networks, from the University of Jyväskylä, and am NACS authorized as a Specialist in Scientific Sexology.


I am currently supervising doctoral students for the DPII and DPHAT doctoral programmes, but not taking any new ones at the moment.

Fields of expertise

My key areas of expertise relate to various forms of information sharing in both creative industries and among marginalized communities, as well as ethnographic research in general, information literacies, instrumental gaming and gamification, and service design done in and with libraries.

Top achievements

Principal investigator, ENNCODE (AoF 2020-2022)

Research topics

Information sharing in coopetitive business contexts, online drug trading cultures, games as information systems, sexuality-related information practices.

Latest publications