Laura Assmuth’s Lecture on the Interplay between Local and Global on April 19, 2016
On April 19 at 14.15 professor Laura Assmuth (University of Eastern Finland) will deliver a lecture titled "Researching the interplay between local and global". The lecture will take place in von Bock's Building (Ülikooli 16) room no. 214.
All are very welcome!
Organizers: Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, Department of Ethnology
The lecture is an introduction to how global and local phenomena interact and intertwine; the local consequences of global change; and the relevance of borders in global change. The topics dealt with are: economic, social and cultural globalisation and their contours; local responses to global phenomena; forms and practices of mobility and migration; and precarious global labour markets. The topics are discussed and approached from the point of view of transnational research in the social sciences and humanities. Examples from the lecturer’s own research projects are presented.
Laura Assmuth is Professor of Social and Public Policy, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, with a specialization in borders, border areas and migration. She holds a PhD in social anthropology (University of Helsinki) and is Docent in both anthropology and sociology. Her research interests are in migration and mobility, borders, gender, family, life-course, identities, social inequality, and peripheral rural areas. Assmuth has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Italy, Estonia, Russia, and Eastern Finland. Currently she leads the international research project "Inequalities of mobility: relatedness and belonging of transnational families in the Nordic migration space” (TRANSLINES), funded by the Academy of Finland (2015 -19), and the Kone Foundation funded project "Inequalities in Motion: Transnational Families in the Estonian-Finnish Context" (EST-FIN), which is a collaborative effort of researchers, artists and journalists. Her most recent publication is "Mobility Patterns between Estonia and Finland: what about the children?" Jointly with Pihla Siim. Forthcoming in Kirsti Jõesalu & Anu Kannike (eds.), Cultural Patterns and Life Stories. Tallinn: Tallinn University Press 2016.