Henna Jousmäki


Junior researcher Henna Jousmäki  

PhD student, MA
Email: henna.jousmaki(a)jyu.fi


Christian Metal Online: Discursive Construction of Identity and Culture

During my time in the Varieng research unit, I began my doctoral studies and did a great deal of writing for my dissertation on Christian metal discourse and identities. I also contributed to various things within the unit, from the National survey on Finns’ English to the Varieng blog.

It (still) awakes my interest to see how the two seemingly distant worlds of heavy metal music and Christianity are brought together in the discourse of Christian metal bands’ webpages and what sorts of identities and (dis)identifications are constructed for Christian metallers as well as for their Other. In the near future, my work on this continues in connection with another research group on social media.