PhD student Anastasia Ulturgasheva receives an Emslie Horniman/Sutasoma Trust Award


Anastasia Ulturgasheva

We congratulate our PhD student Anastasia Ulturgasheva upon receiving a prestigious Emslie Horniman/Sutasoma Trust Award from the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The major aim of the Fund is to encourage postgraduates to pursue fieldwork, and so to develop their careers as anthropologists/archaeologists. The awards are made to those who have the potential to be outstanding anthropologists/archaeologists and whose projects will make a contribution to the disciplines of anthropology and archaeology. 

Anastasia’s PhD project with a provisional title “Siberian Technologies of Movement and Transportation in the Era of Climate Change” examines how the current dynamic of climate change is understood from the lens of sociality that relies on symmetric entanglement of human and non-human. The study focuses on how in the Siberia indigenous environmental knowledge with a complex network of materially-grounded techniques of mobility and connection are employed to devise human adaptation strategies. The project aims to document existing technologies of transportation and emerging movement patterns that have been utilised and developed by reindeer herders in response to climate change and environmental hazards induced by large-scale extraction of natural resources.

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Last modified: 2022-02-02