Susanna Paasonen (born 1975, Helsinki) is the Professor of Media Studies at the University of Turku. She gained her PhD from the University of Turku in 2002, her dissertation was on gender and the popularization of the internet, which was later published through Peter Lang. Paasonen was appointed Professor of Media Studies at the University of Turku on 1 August 2011.
The Finnish Academy of Science awarded her the Jutikkala Prize of €15,000 14 October 2011. In the same year Paasonen published the book, Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography, through MIT Press.
Paasonen sits on the editorial board of Sexualization, Media, and Society.