Our team is strongly rooted in the tradition of British Social Anthropology, with expertise in theories, conceptions and ideas about human-animal-environment relations, space, landscape and mobility, oral history, notions of well-being and impacts of industrial development.
We are united by a strong belief in long-term fieldwork not on or about, but with research partners in the regions where we work: in Fennoscandia, the Russian Arctic and – more recently – South Greenland. Jointly with our research partners we innovate in collaborative research methods and co-creation of knowledge in an ethically sound manner.
We have language expertise in Finnish, Russian, North Sámi, Sakha, Nenets and English, with decades-long research experience in these language fields. In most other Arctic places and languages, we have close connections through our tightly knit international network of colleagues.
We co-lead the Uarctic Thematic Network Arctic Extractive Industries and are involved as partners in the Thematic Network on Circumpolar Archives, Folklore and Ethnography.
Research team is led by Research Professor Florian Stammler.