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Research Interests: Rural areas, agriculture; how people interact and negotiate with bureaucracy; the effects of national/transnational policies on local communities; immigration; marriage; the anthropology of Europe (esp. European Union, Ireland, and Finland)
I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University at Buffalo. My dissertation research examines the concepts and practices used to navigate social relationships between farmers and regional/EU agricultural inspectors in Northern Ireland, as well as how people negotiate the various layers of bureaucracy they encounter in their everyday 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.
Dr. Keating publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Asia Pacific Viewpoint, an international journal.
Dr. Ramsay publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Journal of Arid Environments, an international journal.
Dr. Keating presents a paper at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 21.
Dr. Ramsay presents with former student, Amanda Foley (graduate student at Ohio State) at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Balitmore, MD. on Nov 21.
Dr. Keating was recently interviewed by the Democrat and Chronicle about the art exhibit opening Oct. 24 that he is curating. The show is titled, "“Mush Hole Remembered: R.G. Miller”.
Check out a new art opening at the Tower Fine Arts Gallery curated by Dr. Keating - Serving Time at The Mush Hole: Visual Testimony of R. G. Miller-Lahiaaks (Mohawk, Six Nations) Oct. 24 – Dec. 9, 2013.
Join the Anthropology Club! If you want to get involved meeting are ever other Monday night at 7 pm in Cooper Hall C-1 (Anth. lab). Lots of exciting activities planned for the club this year!