Vierailijaluento: Cara Ocobock

« Takaisin20.10.2022 14:00–15:00

Guest lecture by Cara Ocobock:

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: How reindeer herders of sub-Arctic Finland bioculturally cope with the cold

Thursday 20.10.2022
Thule (Arktikum 2nd floor) and Teams (Join the Teams meeting via this link)

The Arctic has felt the dramatic effects of climate change sooner and more acutely than other parts of the world, making it an ideal location for studying both cold climate and climate change resilience. We conducted physiological and ethnographic research among reindeer herders in northern Finland in October 2018 and January 2019.

Dr. Ocobock is the Director of the Human Energetics Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame. She is an assistant professor of anthropology; concurrent faculty with the department of gender studies; a fellow with the Eck Institute of Global Health; a fellow with the Institute for Educational Initiatives; and is affiliated with the Environmental Change Initiative, Health, Humanities, and Society Program, and the Sprots, Media, and Culture minor.

Cara Ocobock visits the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland with the support of a US Embassy's American Arctic Connection Mobility Grant. 

More information:
paivi.soppela(at) or minna.turunen(at)

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