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Irene Ketonen


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

Fall 2015 Class Schedule:
Ant. 101.02 - The Human Condition - M 6:30-9:15 pm

Ant. 101.04 - The Human Condition - T & R 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Fall 2015 Office Hours:

Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
or email for appointment


Office: M-4 Cooper Hall
Office Phone: (585) 395-5142
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 8/31/15


Professor Neal Keating participated in an Expert Meeting on peace sustainability at Columbia University on October 23, organized through the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia. The expert meeting was convened to discuss and examine the design of a new approach to modeling sustainable peace systems at local to global scales, that makes use of non-linear systems of causality that are grounded in temporalities of historical memory, future expectations, and the current existence of conflict resolution mechanisms and peace-promoting practices.

Dr. Zinni's book project, “A Palimpsest of Place: Technologies of Memory, Landscape, and Folklife in Western New York,” has been selected by the University of Illinois Press for the 2015 Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World workshop, a collaborative publishing initiative of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society and with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr. Zinni was honored in 2015 faculty/staff recognition program by Office of Special Disabilities (OSD) for assisting and contributing to our students with disabilities.

Dr. Ramsay published an article: Ramsay, J.H. and Eger, A. 2015. Analysis of Archaeobotanical Material from the Tupras Field project of the Kinet Höyük Excavations. Journal of Islamic Archaeology 2 (1): 35-50.

Dr. Feldman was recently on the Coy Barefoot Show (two 30-minute radio shows) in May and June 2015:
The Coy Barefoot Show, 107.5 FM (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 (two 30-minute shows on “Same Sex Marriage” and “Baltimore, the Police, and African Americans”).


Please join us for our annual Fall/Halloween party in C-3 Cooper Hall on Friday, October 30, from 4 to 6 pm! There will be food and candy!
Cemetery Walk: Thursday, October 29, at 6:30 at the High Street Cemetery in Brockport, organized by the museum interns.1