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Natalia Magnani, BA

Natalia Magnani, BA

PhD Candidate

Natalia studies learning, memory, and indigeneity in northern Finland.

Biography

Natalia is pursuing a PhD in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her background in cultural psychology informs current anthropological study of how individuals seek to reconnect with the past in the present.

Qualifications

  • B.A. in Psychology [concentrations Global Studies, French, and Evolutionary Studies] Binghamton University (2012)

Research

Memory and Embodiment, Craftsmanship, Indigenous Revival

Publications

(2016) Magnani, N. Reconstructing Food Ways: Role of Skolt Sami Cultural Revitalization Programs in Local Plant Use. Journal of Ethnobiology, 36(1), 85-104.

Conference papers

  • (2016) Magnani, N, Magnani M. Reconstructing a Skolt Sami Boat: Cultural Capital and Repurposing Museum Collections in Indigenous Communities. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting.
  • (2015) Magnani, M., Magnani, N. Experimental Archaeology as Cultural Revitalization: Historic Watercraft Production in Finnish Lapland. Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
  • (2014) Magnani, N. Skolt Sami Healing Practices in a Transforming Landscape. Paper presented at the Botanical Ontologies Conference, Oxford University.

Invited talks

  • (2015) Current Research in Anthropology, Learning and Fieldwork in Finnish Lapland, Harvard University

Organized conferences

  • (2014) People and Plants Conference, University of Cambridge, Co-organizer and discussant at ethnobotanical conference

Teaching

Supervisions at Cambridge University (organizing and leading course seminars):

  • (2016) Space and Place: Livelihood, Survival, and Symbolism
  • (2015) Understanding Cultural Geographies

Other teaching experience:

  • (2013) Qualitative Methods in Health Research Masterclass, Lecturer, Cambridge University
  • (2012) General Psychology, Teaching Assistant, Binghamton University