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Natalia Magnani, BA

Natalia Magnani, BA

PhD Candidate

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


Natalia is pursuing a PhD in Polar Studies at the University of Cambridge, conducting an anthropological study on how people seek to reconnect with the past in the present.


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


Memory and Embodiment, Environment, Trauma and Reparation, Indigenous Movements


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


  • (2017) Making Indigenous: Heritage, Politics, and Environment, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. Designed and led course on indigenous movements
  • (2016) Invited Lecture: Peoples, Culture and Identities of the Arctic, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
  • 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