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Natalia Magnani, BA

Natalia Magnani, BA

PhD Candidate

Natalia studies environment, materiality, memory and indigeneity in northern Finland and transborder Sápmi


Natalia is pursuing a PhD in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her anthropological research focuses on indigenous movements in the transborder Sámi homeland, with focus in northern Finland, exploring how people relate to the past, establish connection to the land, and produce material culture to negotiate relationships with the state and envision new futures.


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


Memory and Practice, Environment, Indigenous Movements, Sámi Politics, Materiality, Indigenous Sovereignty and State Relations, Trauma and Healing


  • (2018) Magnani, M., A. Guttorm, and N. Magnani. Three-Dimensional Community-Based Heritage Management of Indigenous Museum Collections: Archaeological Ethnography, Revitalization, and Repatriation at Sámi Museum Siida. Journal of Cultural Heritage In Press.
  • (2018) Magnani, M. and N. Magnani. Archaeological Ethnography of an Indigenous Movement. Journal of Social Archaeology In Press.
  • (2016) Magnani, N. Reconstructing Food Ways: Role of Skolt Sami Cultural Revitalization Programs in Local Plant Use. Journal of Ethnobiology, 36(1): 85-104.