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Irene Ketonen

Ketonen

ABD, State University of New York at Buffalo
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Anthropology

Spring 2016 Class Schedule:
Ant. 101.03 - The Human Condition - M 6:30-9:15 pm
(Syllabus)

Ant. 201.01- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - T & R 12:30 - 1:45 pm
(Syllabus)

Spring 2016 Office Hours:

Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm and Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm
or email for appointment

Office: M-4 Cooper Hall
Office Phone: (585) 395-5142
E-mail: ireneket@buffalo.edu
Curriculum vitae:
Ketonen CV

Courses Taught

  • ANT 101   The Human Condition
  • ANT 201   Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 381   Anthropology of the Celtic Countries

Areas of Specialization

Research Interests: Rural areas, agriculture; the intersection of morality, policy, and bureaucracy. Europe (esp. European Union, Ireland, and Finland).

Current Research Projects

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University at Buffalo. My dissertation research examines how moral and ethical values are utilized, negotiated, and contested during encounters between Northern Ireland farmers and European Union bureaucracy. Policy changes play an important role in these interactions. My work serves as a case study of how people in general interact with bureaucracy- an ever increasing presence in our lives.

My Master’s thesis, titled “Finnish-Sri Lankan Marriages: An Anthropological Examination,” explored how transnational marriages create families combining two languages, religions and cultures; and how processes of integration, hybridity and tolerance maintain these relationships.

Last Updated 1/25/16

News

Dr. Esara Caroll organized/chaired a two-part panel called "Fieldworkers' Insights into Refugee Resettlement" and presented a paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Vancouver, BC, March 29–31, 2016

Dr. Esara Carroll's project Supporting Adult Refugee Students is being funded by The Reed Foundation Inc. Read all about it.

Dr. Neal Keating (Anthropology) presents paper at the Indigenous Language Conference held on Haudenosaunee Six Nations Grand River Territory in Canada. Check it out.

Dr. Pilapa Esara Carroll shares the activism of a refugee documentary director in the latest issue of (585) Magazine. Read more here.

Events

Please join us on Thursday, April 14, from 5 to 6:15 pm in Edwards 106 for our second lecture in our Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker series from Dr. Micah Morton, titled, "Reframing the boundaries of indigenism: Akha mobile indigeneities in the Upper Mekong Region."