We are a number of anthropologists based in Finnish Lapland with a shared enthusiasm for our discipline and an interest in the North as a space for living and doing research among its inhabitants. Our research and theoretical interests are diverse, but united by the conviction that we can contribute to general debates in our discipline ‘from the North’, i.e. by combining evidence from our fieldwork with theoretical interests.
Our group is particularly strongly rooted in the tradition of British Social Anthropology. Our expertise is currently strong in theories, conceptions and ideas about space, landscape and mobility in the North, and in collaborative research methods, co-production of knowledge and research ethics, topics that unite all of us. We find links to these topics in almost every corner of the North, in our practice and our conversations with friends and research partners among the inhabitants of the North. We particularly highlight that in our research the focus is on any inhabitants of the Arctic, indigenous, local, incomers, newcomers and immigrants, depending on the profile of the project and the interest of our researchers.