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Irene Ketonen

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

Spring 2014 Class Schedule:
Not teaching this semester
Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Not teaching this semster
Office Phone: 585-395-5142
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 2/11/14


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

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.



Congratulations to our graduating class of 2014!

Commencement 2014  
May 17 at 2 pm.