Finnish Nightmares research

Finnish Nightmares research

A former student and I are doing some research about culture. Specifically, we're looking at how people from different cultures relate to stereotypical Finnish behavior, as seen through the lens of Karoliina Korhonen's Finnish Nightmares comic series. Korhonen has written that a common response to her work is that "not all Finns are like that," or "lots of people from other countries are like that." My student and I wanted to look into this further and get an idea of who is identifying with these stereotypical Finnish traits, and where they are from. Wider questions in this area of research include: who does culture belong to? Who gets to decide what is and isn't a specific culture? Do broad cultural characterizations have value? I find these kinds of questions fascinating, and this survey is looking at a very small part of this area of intercultural research.

It's a pretty basic survey and won't take long - plus, after a couple of demographic questions, it is literally just looking at comic panels. Easiest research you'll ever participate in, probably!

So if you'd like to see how you stack up against stereotypical Finnish cultural traits, have a look at the survey here! 

July 27th, outsourced

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