Susanna Hast is a songwriter, performance artist, activist, researcher and a movement pedagogue. She has a doctoral degree in Social Sciences from the University of Lapland (2012). Susanna has worked with video, podcast, dance, teaching and music in addition to publishing academic works.

Susanna currently works as an Academy of Finland post doctoral researcher at Theater Academy, Helsinki with a project "Bodies in War, Bodies in Dance: Rhythm, Performance and Emotions in Finnish Military Training and Capoeira for Refugees".

Her unique research-informed and politically motivated music is called musistance


Susanna works with immigrant women through dance, teaching a class at Irakin naisten yhdistys in Helsinki.

Susanna is co-editing Encounters in Critical Military Studies journal, and she is part of Siitä Viis research/activist collective.

She has done several videos for Politiikasta, and filmed her own music videos. She has also filmed a short documentary ‘Nothing too Bad’ (2017).

Collaborators: Timo Rehtonen (Hast & Cast music), Timo Kalevi Forss (duet), Saarasavusalo (graphics), Julia Järvelä (graphics), Sami Sojonen (photography)