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Ria-Maria Adams after her successful PhD defence

Feb 27, 2024: Ria-Maria Adams Successfully Defends Her Doctoral Dissertation

Ria-Maria Adams has successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis “The Quest for Good Life: Well-Being of Young People in Finnish Lapland” at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna under the supervision of Peter Schweitzer (University of Vienna) and Florian Stammler (University of Lapland). Janina Kehr (University of Vienna) and Joachim Otto Habeck […]

Logo of the EASA 2024 Conference in Barcelona

Feb 12, 2024: InfraNorth’s Participation at EASA 2024 Conference in Barcelona

InfraNorth team members will participate in the EASA Biennial Conference. With the theme “Doing and Undoing with Anthropology,” the event will take place at the University of Barcelona (July 23 – 26, 2024). Philipp Budka and Katrin Schmid, along with Jolynna Sinanan (University of Manchester) and Raphael Deberdt (Colorado School of Mines), will co-convene a […]

Listen to Episode 6, Season 2 of the “Borders & Belonging” podcast hosted by the CERC in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Jan 31, 2024: Timothy Heleniak on the “Borders & Belonging” Podcast

Timothy Heleniak has been featured on the “Borders & Belonging” podcast (Episode 6, Season 2), hosted by Maggie Perzyna, a researcher with the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University. During the podcast, he highlighted the InfraNorth project and talked about his fieldwork in the Faroe Islands, when asked about the […]

Arctic Frontiers 2024 Conference in Tromsø, Norway.

Jan 31, 2024: Presentation by Ria-Maria Adams at the Arctic Frontiers 2024 Conference

Ria-Maria Adams will participate in the Arctic Frontiers 2024: Action & Reactions conference in Tromsø, Norway (Jan 29 – Feb 01, 2024). Her presentation “Young, Rural Stayers in Finnish Lapland: Decision-Making, Infrastructures & Wellbeing” will be part of the panel Empowering Arctic Citizens for Involvement in Decision-Making. Part 3, on Wednesday Jan 31, 2024 (11:30 […]

Elena Davydova

Jan 25, 2024: The Doctoral School Approves Elena Davydova’s Dissertation Project

Elena Davydova’s doctoral dissertation project has been approved by the advisory board of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS), University of Vienna, after a successful Fakultätsöffentliche Präsentation. In this public presentation of PhD thesis projects, candidates present their research proposals and their related ethical considerations to the faculty staff. It is an important […]

Alexandra Meyer

Jan 25, 2024: Alexandra Meyer Successfully Defends Her Doctoral Dissertation

Alexandra Meyer has successfully defended her PhD thesis “Arctic Change: An Ethnography of Entangled Climatic and Societal Transformations in Longyearbyen, Svalbard” at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. Her thesis addresses how people in Longyearbyen, Svalbard perceive, live with, and adapt to entangled socio-economic and climatic change change. The research was […]

Photo by Philipp Budka.

Jan 22, 2024: Call for Papers for Panel at EASA 2024

InfraNorth’s team members Philipp Budka and Katrin Schmid, along with Jolynna Sinanan from the University of Manchester, and Raphael Deberdt from the Colorado School of Mines / University of British Columbia, will convene a panel at the 18th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA). The conference, with the theme Doing and […]

Arctic Congress Bodø 2024

Jan 19, 2024: InfraNorth Panels at the Arctic Congress 2024

The extended deadline to submit abstracts for the Arctic Congress Bodø 2024 (May 29 – June 3, 2024) is January 19, 2024 at 17:00 CET. We welcome abstracts for three panels convened by InfraNorth team members: For more information on sessions, go to: Sessions List. You can submit your abstract through the Arctic Congress website: […]

Cover of the 2023 yearbook Lychnos: Annual of the Swedish History of Science Society

Jan 10, 2024: Article in the 2023 Lychnos Special Issue on “Arctic Dreams”

The 2023 edition of the yearbook Lychnos: Annual of the Swedish History of Science Society, published by The Swedish Society for the History of Science and Ideas, has just been released in print and online. This thematic issue on “Arctic Dreams,” co-edited by Janina Priebe and Nina Wormbs, includes an article co-authored by Julie Michelle […]

Olga Povoroznyuk Receives sowi:doc Award 2023. Photo by Vuk Dragojevic.

Dec 13, 2023: Olga Povoroznyuk Receives sowi:doc Award 2023

Dr. Olga Povoroznyuk, the research coordinator and study region lead for the Russian Arctic in InfraNorth, has received the sowi:doc Award 2023 for her outstanding dissertation project “Soviet infrastructure in the post-Soviet era? Building a railroad and identity along the Baikal–Amur Mainline in East Siberia.” Dr. Povoroznyuk defended her dissertation at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University […]

Exterior of a family house in Lapland, surrounded by a forest covered in snow.

Dec 9, 2023: Interview in the Finnish Newspaper Lapin Kansa

The Finnish regional newspaper Lapin Kansa recently featured an interview with our team member Ria-Maria Adams, in its weekend edition. The interview focused on her work with young people in Lapland, which is part of her forthcoming doctoral thesis. Ria-Maria’s dissertation includes the case of young rural “stayers,” who are bucking the prevailing culture of […]