University Researcher/Coordinator of the Arctic Studies Programme at the University of Lapland
Anna has specialized in Arctic anthropology since 1995. Currently, she leads a Finnish-Argentinian circumpolar consortium project CIBIECO: Circular Bio-Economy: From Theory to Practice (2022-24). The project is concerned with the question - can we change our linear ways of thinking and how so that we can operate in the same circular way as the more-than-human world, where there is no waste disposal site? Her recent research has also focused on how changes in the water-ice-land interface are reflected in human actions, risk experiences and choices made to maintain our connection with nature. Within this field, she investigates the social life of theoretical climate paradigms (sustainability, resilience) applied in different economic sectors (reindeer herding, cow breeding, fisheries and tourism.
In the anthropology of "cold" her research focuses on imagined and lived spaces/places, social properties of "cold" and cold infrastructure. Her interests also lie in indigeneity-; oral history-, cross-border-, food- and migration studies. Field studies have covered different regions across the Arctic - in Fennoscandia (Finland, Norway, Iceland); Russia, Canada -, and in the Sub-Antarctic (Tierra del Fuego, Santa Cruz, Argentina).
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