Jenniliisa Salminen, PhD, has worked as a university lecturer in Russian studies at the University of Turku. Her main research interests are Soviet children’s literature, fantasy fiction and contemporary Russian prose.
In this project, Jenniliisa Salminen studies the reception of 21st century Russian female authors in Finnish press and social media. Authors studied include established mainstream authors like Ludmila Ulitskaya and popular writers of detective stories like Alexandra Marinina and Darya Dontsova. She also examines the depiction of Russian identity in contemporary Finnish young adult fantasy.