Editors and Contact Info

Editors and Contact Info

You can contact all editors-in-chief and sub-editor by email address submissions(at)finfar.org.


  • Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (PhD, literature) is SAMKUL Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Culture Studies, University of Oslo. He defended his PhD dissertation Bangla Kalpavigyan: Science Fiction in a Transcultural Context (University of Oslo) in 2013. He is the editor of Theoryisms (Delhi: Worldview, 2015), a reader in literary theory. He has formerly taught at the Universities of Oslo and Delhi. He has been visiting researcher at the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool, and the Evoke Lab (Calit2)/Department of Informatics at the University of California-Irvine. For his work on science fiction, he has won the 2017 Foundation Essay Prize, been the Honorable Mention for the IAFA Jamie Bishop Award 2016, and won the Strange Horizons Readers’ Poll Award 2013. (Editor-in-chief from issue 1/2017 on.)
  • Laura E. Goodin (PhD, creative writing) is an independent researcher and sessional academic. She was awarded a PhD for her dissertation Uncertain Boundaries:  The Rise and Fall of Genre? (University of Western Australia) in 2015.  Her novels are published by Odyssey Books, her short stories have appeared in dozens of print and online publications, and her scripts, libretti, and poetry have been performed on three continents.  She is online at http://www.lauraegoodin.com. (Editor-in-chief from issue 1/2018 on.)
  • Aino-Kaisa Koistinen (PhD, contemporary culture studies) is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. She defended her PhD thesis The Human Question in Science Fiction Television: (Re)Imagining Humanity in Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman and V (available here: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-39-6147-3) at the University of Jyväskylä in 2015. She is a board member of the FINFAR Society. (Editor-in-chief from issue 1/2016 on.)

Reviews Editor

  • Dennis Wilson Wise (PhD, 20th-century British and American literature) now serves as a lecturer for the University of Arizona, USA. He defended his dissertation, Rage and Recognition in Middle-earth: The Political Conflict of Ancient and Modern in J.R.R. Tolkien in 2017, graduating from Middle Tennessee State University, and his dissertation examines the intersections between political theory — especially modern political liberalism — and fantasy literature, particularly as represented by Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Wise’s academic work has appeared in a number of venues, including journals such as Tolkien Studies, Mythlore, The Journal of Tolkien Research, and Fastitocalon. Besides political theory and fantasy literature, other academic interests include feminist theory and historical fiction. (Reviews editor for Fafnir from issue 1/2018 on.)


  • Jaana Hakala

Former Editors-in-chief

  • Päivi Väätänen (issues 1/2014‒4/2015)
  • Hanna-Riikka Roine (issues 1/2014‒3/2016)
  • Katja Kontturi (guest editor, issue 4/2016)
  • Jyrki Korpua (issues 1/2014–3–4/2017)

Former Sub-editors

  • Juri Timonen (issue 1/2014‒4/2016)
  • Tanja Välisalo (locum, issues 4/2016‒1/2017)
  • Hedda Molland (issue 2/2017)