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Carlo A. Cubero

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Carlo A. Cubero is associate professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology and he coordinates the Anthropology curriculum. Carlo A. Cubero holds a PhD in Social Anthropology using Visual Media from the University of Manchester, where he specialized in the contemporary Caribbean and Visual Anthropology. As part of his PhD research, he produced an ethnographic documentary, entitled Mangrove Music, which has been exhibited in 10 international film festivals. The film was awarded the Rollins Documentary award by the National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference.

Research interests: ethnographic filmmaking methods, sensory ethnography, sonic ethnography, cinema, art, music, post-colonial identities, migration, transnationalism, Caribbean, Western Europe.

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Marje Ermel

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Marje Ermel is lecturer of Social and Cultural Anthropology.

Research interests: anthropology of sound,  sonic ethnography, place and space, body and senses, anthropology of consciousness, anthropology of experience, religion, pilgrimage, story-telling, North-America, India.


Piibe Kolka

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Piibe Kolka is a lecturer of Anthropology.

Research interests: anthropology of performance and dance, audio-visual expression in anthropology, urban space and power dynamics, social engaged art, experimental film, analogue mediums, butoh, transnational performance communities.


Polina Tšerkassova

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Polina is a lecturer in the Anthropology curriculum
Research interests: Anthropology of sound and music /  Anthropology and art practice / Senses and body knowledge / Improvisation / Anthropology of consciousness and transformation / Political Anthropology / Multimedia ethnography / Sufism / Turkey / Middle-East


Eeva Kesküla

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Eeva Kesküla is a social anthropologist working as a senior researcher at Tallinn University, School of Humanities, leading a research project on Health and Safety regulations in heavy industry. She completed her PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London and her postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Germany. She has done fieldwork in Estonia and Kazakhstan.

Her research interests include anthropology of work, industrial health and safety, gender and work, class and post-socialism, economic anthropology. Currently she is working on her book which is comparing the life and labour of Russian-speaking miners in Estonia and Kazakhstan, focusing on how global views of capital transform local class, gender and ethnic relations, how miners work and have fun.

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