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Associate Professor

Natalia Magnani

Førsteamanuensis, sosialantropologi Department of Social Sciences
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My research focuses on processes of memory, belonging, and Indigenous representation and politics, especially as they occur through material, infrastructural, and environmental relations.

I currently lead the Norwegian Research Council project Arctic Silk Road: Imagining Global Infrastructures and Community Boundaries in Sápmi and the Russian North, which follows the social lives of railways, ports, and northern sea route infrastructure linked to Asia and global trade across Norway, Finland, and Russia.

From studies of craft making and infrastructural development in Sápmi, to land demarcation in East Africa, I write about the embodied ways that people experience cultural change. In doing so, I seek to illuminate how bodily practice can be harnessed to achieve social transformation--both individually and in society at large. See my website for more details.

PhD in Polar Studies, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge (2018)

SOA-1003 Communication and Meaning

SOA 1006 Arctic Norway

SOA 1009 Nature and Society

SOA 3001 Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology

SOA 3004 Minorities, Identity, and Borders

SOA 3006 Indigenous Culture, Resource Management and Human Rights

 

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