Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Joleen Blom is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies and at the Game Research Lab at Tampere University. She holds a BA degree in Japan Studies, an MA degree in Media and Performance Studies, and a PhD in Game Studies from the Center for Computer Games at the IT University of Copenhagen, where she was a member of the ERC Advanced grant project Making Sense of Games (MSG). Her research interests include transmedia storytelling, Japanese games and culture, characters, and parasocial connections and intimacy through technology and media. She has published on these topics in journals such as Narrative, ToDiGRA, and Replaying Japan, and edited collections like Japanese Role-Playing Games Genre, Representation, and Liminality in the JRPG.
Profile and publications: https://researchportal.tuni.fi/en/persons/johanna-blom