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.)
  • Jyrki Korpua (PhD, literary studies). Korpua is a university researcher at University of Oulu. Korpua defended his PhD dissertation Constructive Mythopoetics in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Legendarium (Oulu University Press, available in: http://jultika.oulu.fi/Record/isbn978-952-62-0928-9) in 2015. Korpua is the chairperson of the FINFAR Society and president of the society for Cultural Studies in Finland. Korpua was the editor of Avain – Finnish Review of Literary Studies in 2012. (Editor-in-chief from issue 1/2014 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.)


  • 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)

Former Sub-editors

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