I am an ethnographer, social anthropologist, and personal essayist exploring everyday practices of social and cultural transformation. I am currently Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway after completing my PhD at the University of Cambridge.
Through both an academic and creative lens, I explore the interconnectedness of rootedness and movement, environment and memory, politics and material life. Drawing together ethnographic fieldwork from Fenno-Scandinavia to East Africa, my research focuses on the making of things to reveal the hidden ways that people creates ties to land and community. Complementing this work, my creative nonfiction examines processes of memory and place making.
The work has implications for Indigenous and other social movements that seek tangible claims to land and identity. Addressing issues of transnational migration, displacement, and the growth of global economies, the work sheds light on the social transformations of human movement and global connectivity.
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