I am an Associate Professor and the curator of the anthropology MA programme. My interests are the anthropology of work and energy transitions. My research has focused on global location-independent workers and post-Soviet working class in Estonia and Kazakhstan, looking the labour process, gender at work, work ethic, industrial health and safety.
I defended my thesis on Estonian mining labour at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2012, followed by postdoctoral research on mining in Kazakhstan at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. I led the Estonian Research Council-funded project "The political economy of industrial health and safety: a social anthropology perspective", 2016-2022. I was involved in the H2020 project “CINTRAN: Carbon Intensive Regions in Transition - Unravelling the Challenges of Structural Change” and co-led for the Global Humanities Institute 2023 “Post-extractivist legacies and landscapes: Humanities, artistic and activist responses”.
Teaching, supervision and research in anthropology of work and econiomy, industry adn post-industrial energy transitions, remote work and COVID-19
Areas of research
anthropology of work, mining, postsocialist working class, ethnographic study of the labour process, COVID-19 and remote work