• PL 24 (Unioninkatu 40)

    00014

    Finland

20102020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am interested in questions related to the revival of heritage languages, experiences of language, language ecology, verbal art and its relations to non-human animals and other beings, domestication, and health in Arctic an sub-Arctic regions.

Since 2008, I have been working with Veps--a Finno-Ugric minority in northwestern Russia. While my initial interest regarded the promotion of Vepsian heritage language, I later augmented my focus to verbal art and relations between human and other-than-human beings as expressed in communicative practices. In particular, I am interested in how environments are co-constructed and construed through linguistic and paralinguistic practices.

At the moment (2020), I am working on the following projects:

1. Shared Breath to deepen our understanding of how experiences of language and the environment are intertwined. This work results in a joint paper for Current Anthropology (2020);

2. The materiality of Indigenous Languages. I am currently co-editing a special issue for Multilingua (2021);

3. Language responsibility in relation to a place. For this, I have co-edited a volume for Fennica Series Anthropologica (June 2020);

4. Indigenous conceptualization of sustainability. This work has fruitfully provided a special issue for COSUST (June 2020);

In 2018, my colleague Dr. Ferguson (Univ. Nevada, Reno) and I established an EASA network on Linguistic Anthropology (ELAN) to advance further discussion on this discipline within the European context.

Education/Academic qualification

Anthropology, PhD, University of Aberdeen

20092012

Anthropology, MRes, University of Aberdeen

20082009

Foreign Languages and Literatures, 'Laurea' (BA, MA equivalent), Univ Pisa, University of Pisa

19931999

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Indigenous studies
  • 5143 Social and cultural anthropology
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • 6121 Languages
  • Vepsian
  • Russian

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Promoting Heritage Language in Northwest Russia

Siragusa, L., 23 Oct 2017, New York and London: Routledge. 246 p. (Routledge Studies in Linguisitc Anthropology; vol. 1)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Editorial Overview: Indigenous Conceptualizations of "Sustainability"

Virtanen, P. K., Siragusa, L. & Guttorm, H., Apr 2020, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 43, p. A1-A2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

Open Access

Indigenous Conceptualizations of "Sustainability"

Virtanen, P. K. (ed.), Siragusa, L. (ed.) & Guttorm, H. (ed.), May 2020, Elsevier. (Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Introduction: toward more inclusive definitions of sustainability

Virtanen, P. K., Siragusa, L. & Guttorm, H., Apr 2020, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 43, p. 77-82 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Nothing goes to waste: sustainable practices of re-use among indigenous groups in the Russian North

Siragusa, L. & Arzyutov, D., Mar 2020, In : Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 43, p. 41-48 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Projects

EASA: Linguistic Anthropology Network

Siragusa, L. & Ferguson, J.

01/11/2018 → …

Project: Other project

HU FUTURE DEVELOPMENT FUND: The Materiality of Indigenous Languages: Co-Creating Landscapes

Siragusa, L., Virtanen, P. K., Lukin, K., Peemot, V., Yuzieva, K., Piludu, V., Anderson, D. G., Ferguson, J., Zhukova, O., Arukask, M. & Apurinã, F.

01/01/201831/12/2018

Project: Research project

Activities

ASA 2021

Laura Siragusa (Member of organizing committee), Jenanne Ferguson (Member of organizing committee)
23 Aug 202127 Aug 2021

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

In the event of “shared breath”: Verbal charms among Indigenous Veps in Northwest Russia

Laura Siragusa (Speaker)
14 Jan 202017 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

File

Roundtable, Why should we care about linguistic diversity and multilingual ecologies?

Laura Siragusa (Speaker)
11 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

EASA 2020

Laura Siragusa (Member of organizing committee), Jenanne Ferguson (Member of organizing committee)
21 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Affective attunement in Vepsian verbal charms

Laura Siragusa (Speaker)
21 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

University College Cork to launch Study Centre at Karbi Studies

Laura Siragusa

18/01/2020

1 Media contribution

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Interview on book on CAMP Anthropology

Laura Siragusa

19/08/2019

1 Media contribution

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Interview for Alaskan radio station Nordic Native News

Laura Siragusa

03/02/2016

1 item of Media coverage

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Interview on my work on secrecy for Kodima

Laura Siragusa

01/01/2016

1 item of Media coverage

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Presentation of my PhD dissertation at Paginklub

Laura Siragusa

29/04/2013

1 item of Media coverage

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