Social Anthropology at the University of Tampere focuses on social and cultural processes in the globalised world. Anthropologists working in Tampere share an interest in observing the social reality transnationally, that is, across boundaries of nation states while simultaneously acknowledging the fact that nation states also play a crucial role in shaping the contexts we study.
Our research projects address highly various phenomena such as different forms of human mobilities, dispersed social groupings, multiculturalism, racism and anti-racism, questions of belonging, childhood, youth, socialization, intergenerational relations and aging, administrative cultures, social memories, diasporic and transnational subjectivities, as well as epistemological questions related to production of ethnographic knowledge . However, a common thread runs through our research: we study people’s responses to increasingly globalised cultural, social, economic and political factors that mould contemporary cultures and societies around the world.
Ongoing research (follow the links underneath)
Huttunen Laura Professor of Social Anthropology (1.8. 2014 -)
Rastas Anna Professor of Social Anthropology (acting – 31.7. 2014)
Juntunen Marko Lecturer of Social anthropology
Korpela Mari Post- doctoral researcher
Nasser El-Dine Sandra