Researcher and PhD student in social anthropology
Phone: 050 437 7350
Room: Linna 5082
Office hours: by appointment
Born and grown up in Estonia, I started my academic life in the field of sociology at the University of Tartu (BA in sociology in 2005), Estonia. Since January 2004, I have been living, studying and working in Tampere, the majority of the time being related to University of Tampere.
In 2006-2007 I studied in an interdisciplinary master's program "Places, Spaces and Transnational Relations" under the supervision of Prof Ulla Vuorela. From that time, especially that I became highly interested in ethnographical research method, I consider myself first of all an anthropologist. In addition, I have been studying anthropology in University of Victoria, Canada as graduate exchange student in autumn 2007. My everyday life extends from Finland to Estonia and Spain trying to balance between multiple languages, cultural convictions and family traditions.
I'm currently working as a researcher in a research and art collaboration project "Constructing a dialogue - research and development project on mutual relations of migrant populations in Finland" [Dialogisuutta rakentamassa - tutkimus- ja kehittämishanke Suomen maahanmuuttajaryhmien keskinäisistä suhteista], funded by Kone Foundation 2018-2020, PI Dr. Markku Sippola. The study investigatates the social media conversations of Estonian and Russian migrants in Finland in popular social media groups and looks at the various ways both groups establish their identity in relation to native Finns and other ethnic groups in Finland. The research team works closly together with theatre artists and the end result of the study will be a play that works with ethnic hieararchies in Finland.
In Autumn 2009 I started a PhD research in social anthropology. The research project is about home-making practices among Russian-speakers in Narva, Estonia. It is an ethnographic exploration about Soviet and post-Soviet modes of living, home-making and belonging. My aim with this research is to study what the dynamics of place and home-making are in politically, economically and culturally contested situations among the Russian-speakers in Narva, Estonia. Theoretically, the study builds on contemporary anthropological discussions of the production of places and spaces, homes and houses and transnational ways of living and being. The research was funded by Kone Foundation between 2010-2016.
08-12/2009 I worked as a researcher in the project “Ruptures and Continuity: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Belonging and Generations in Eastern Europe” (University of Tampere, project lead Prof Ulla Vuorela, funded by Finnish Academy).
Areas of interest in research
Belonging, home-making, everyday life practices, mobility & migration, transnational/translocal communities & practices, Soviet, postsocialist and transnational subjectivities, anthropology of hope, anthropology of emotions, anthropology of state, ethnography.
In recent years, I have had a growing interest in applied anthropology and I'm open to participate in various private and public sector service design projects to strengthen the team with my expertise as ethnographer/research designer. I'm currently studying Design Management and Service Design in University of Lapland open university (the specialisation 25 ECTS will be completed by July 2018).
Kingumets, Jaanika (2008) Travelling across Estonian-Finnish borders and its transnational dimensions. An ethnographical perspective of Estonians living in Finland. Master's thesis. Department of Sociology and Social Psychology. University of Tampere.
Sippola, Markku ja Jaanika Kingumets (2018) Viro 100: Virolaiset Suomessa. Politiikasta -lehti, Feb 22, http://politiikasta.fi/viro-100-virolaiset-suomessa
Kingumets, Jaanika (2017) on Arno Tanner's and Ismo Söderling's (eds.) (2016) book Venäjänkieliset Suomessa: Huomisen suomalaiset [Russian-speakers in Finland: The future Finns] in Nordic Journal of Migration Studies 7:4. 264-265. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/njmr-2017-0030
Kingumets, Jaanika (2016) Miten Viron lehdistö luo kuvaa suomenvirolaisista. ELO, Jan 25, http://www.tuglas.fi/miten-viron-lehdist%C3%B6-luo-kuvaa-suomenvirolaisista
Kingumets, Jaanika (2015) Kuidas Eesti ajakirjandus loob Soome eestlast. Postimees, May 12, http://arvamus.postimees.ee/3185937/jaanika-kingumets-kuidas-eesti-ajakirjandus-loob-soome-eestlast
Kingumets, Jaanika (2013) Sissejuhatus doktoriuurimusse Narva venekeelse elanikkonna translokaalsest kohast ja kodust. Toim. E. Kruuse, K. Mänd, A. Printsmann, T. Vaasma ja K. Vilumaa, Lendav maailm. Külmale maale. Noorgeograafide sügissümpoosionite artiklite kogumik. Eesti Geograafia Seltsi Publikatsioonid XIII, EGSN ja EGEA-Tartu 2010-2012, lk 66-77.
Kingumets, Jaanika (2003) Tööjõud Tartu maakonna ettevõtetes: rahulolu, vajadus ja koolitus. Toim. R. Murakas, Tartumaa Ettevõtlusuuring 2003. Sotsioloogise uurimuse kokkuvõte [Tartumaa Enterprises 2003. Summary of a sociological survey]. Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus, lk 47-57, http://www.tartu.ee/arinouandla/File/Tartumaa_ettevStlus_2003.pdf
Feb 2016 Transnational Anthropology of Gender and Family: Russia Within and Beyond (2 hrs); Spring 2015 Anthropology of Places, Homes and Houses at the University of Tampere (20 hrs); in 2013-2014 various lectures in the following courses: Ethnographic Research Methods, Anthropology of Eastern Europe and Transnational Anthropology.
The Finnish Anthropological Society; European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA); EASA Applied Anthropology network; EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network (ANTHROMOB); Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation (TRANSIT); Finnish – Russian Network for Russian and Eurasian Studies in Social Science and Humanities (FRRESH); The Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International Migration (ETMU).