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Irene Ketonen

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

Fall 2014 Class Schedule:
Ant. 101 - The Human Condition - Mondays 6:30-9:15 pm
Ant. 201 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 1:25 - 2:15 pm
Fall 2014 Office Hours:
Mondays from 2:30-3:30 pm and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 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; 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)

Current Research Projects

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.



Last Updated 8/7/14


Dr. Ramsay publishes an article in Mediterranean Archaeology, September 2014.

Dr. Esara publishes in Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, July 2014

Dr. Ramsay receives the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching



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