Saara Ratilainen

Saara Ratilainen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. Areas of her research include Russian media and internet studies, gender and popular culture. For more information click here.


Contributions to nordics.info

Isak and Even's love story from the third season of Shame when it became popular in Russia. Photo: Courtesy of NRK.

2019.02.28 | Article, Saara Ratilainen, Media, Culture, Gender, Nordic Noír, Research

Russian fans of Norwegian TV series Shame

Fans redefine geopolitical and gender-based boundaries: Shame [Skam], is a hit teen drama series produced by the Public Broadcasting Service in Norway. It ran for four seasons from 2015 to 2017 and became a global phenomenon through an active online fan culture. Remakes abound elsewhere, but Russian teens access Skam largely through social media…

2019.02.22 | Video, Saara Ratilainen, Media, Culture, Gender, Nordic Noír, Research

Russian fans interacting with Nordic television series (the case of Shame)

This presentation is from a transdisciplinary research workshop entitled Nordic Noir, Geopolitics and the North held at Aarhus University in October 2018.