Roza Laptander

Roza LaptanderResearcher

Anthropology Research Group / Global Change Research Group

tel. +31626325012

Roza Laptander received her PhD from Saint Petersburg Institute of the Northern People, Russian Federation. Spheres of her research interests are based on Nenets language and Nenets speaking society, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, ethnography and socio-cultural changes. Currently she is a researcher in Humanor project. She does her work about the Tundra Nenets on the Yamal Peninsula, collecting interviews from Nenets about history, traditional knowledge, and present life in the conditions of intensive industrialization on the tundra. 

Resent publications 

  • Laptander Roza (2014) КОЧУЮЩАЯ ИСТОРИЯ В УСТНЫХ РАССКАЗАХ  ЯМАЛЬСКИХ НЕНЦЕВ. Сибирский сборник — 4: Грани социального: Антропологические перспективы исследования социальных отношений и культуры. СПб. pp. 124-140.
  • Laptander, Roza (2015). A short introduction to the Nenets literature. Together with M. Lublinskaia. Rodnye yazyki. Institute of linguistics of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow. 1(3), pp. 28-44. [Russian].,%20Laptander%20R.%20A%20Short%20Introduction%20to%20the%20History%20of%20Nenets%20Literature.pdf
  • Laptander, Roza (2016). Sea ice, rain-on-snow and tundra reindeer nomadism in Arctic Russia Bruce C. Forbes, Timo Kumpula, Nina Meschtyb, Roza Laptander, Marc Macias-Fauria, Pentti Zetterberg,  Mariana Verdonen,  Anna Skarin, Kwang-Yul Kim,  Linette N. Boisvert, Julienne C. Stroeve, and Annett Bartsch. in Biology Letters. 20160466. [English].
  • Laptander, Roza (2016).Nenets, Khanty and Selkup languages in the education of the Yamal region, Russia. Regional dossier. Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language learning at the Fryske Akademy, the Netherlands. [English].
  • Laptander, Roza (2017).Ненецкий, хантыйский, селькупский языки в образовательной системе Ямала Российской Федерации. MercatorEuropeanResearchCentreonMultilingualismandLanguagelearningattheFryskeAkademy, theNetherlands. (translatedby Roza Laptander) [Russian].
  • LaptanderRoza and FlorianStammler (2017). Размышления о будущем ямальского оленеводства после вспышки сибирской язвы на Ямале летом 2016 года. NauchnyivestnikYANAO. Vol.94. No.1 pp. 49-54. [Russian].
  • Laptander, Roza (2017).Collective and individual memories: narrations about the transformations in the Nenets society, Arctic Anthropology. Vol.54. No.1, 2017
  • Laptander, Roza(2018). Влияние сокращения ледовитости Баренцева и Карского морей на традиционное оленеводство полуострова Ямал. BruceC. Forbes, TimoKumpula, NinaMeschtyb, RozaLaptander, MarcMacias-Fauria, PenttiZetterberg,  MarianaVerdonen,  AnnaSkarin, Kwang-YulKim,  LinetteN. Boisvert, JulienneC. Stroeve, andAnnettBartsch. InIzvestiaRusskogogeograficheskogoobschetva, Sankt-Peterburg, “Nauka” № 1, pp. 3-19. [Russian].

Publications in periodical press

  • Лаптандер, Роза. Мандалада 70 лет спустя. Приуралье, 2013, 6 сентября, read on-line:
  • Laptander Roza and Florian Stammler (2017). Турбулентные периоды в истории ямальского оленеводства. Северяне. No.1. Pp. 62-67.
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Scholarships and grants received
  • 2011-2014, KONE foundation grant for Research ‘Socio-cultural change of Uralic language minorities in 20th-21st century Siberia, analysed through Nenets life stories’, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland.
  • 2009, CIMO. Scholarship for Research ‘Sociolinguistic situation of Yamal-Nenets autonomous district (YNAD), Russian Federation’, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki.
  • 2005, CIMO. Scholarship for writing dissertation, Department of Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Helsinki.
External Activities
  • Board member, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, from 2014-2018 
  • Board member, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, from 2010-2014
  • Visiting researcher at Arctic Centre, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands, 2014

Translating work

  1. Tribe Nenets, BBC film, UK, 2006.
  2. Nenets, SBS Film Company, South Korea, 2010.
  3. La Voix de la Toundra, by Jean Ehret, Belgium, 2013.
  4. Il était une fois l'Arctique (Once upon a time in the Arctic). Via decouvertes production. France, 2014.
  5. Kate Humble. Living with Nomads. Siberia.Indus film, 2015.
  6. Surviving with animals. Earth’s Natural Wonders, Series 2. Episode 2. BBC One Science., 2018


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