Roger Norum

Associate Professor (on leave)

History, Culture and Communications
Faculty of Humanities


2021 Title of Docent in Geography of Mobility, University of Oulu
2015 D.Phil in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
2006 M.Phil in Social Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
1997 B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, US

My interests lie between social anthropology, environmental humanities and media studies. My research focuses on the comparative and praxeological dimensions of how mobility, infrastructure, and sociality mediate human relationships to the environment. I have carried out ethnographic fieldwork among transient communities across Nepal, Norway, Finland and Iceland. I am currently working on several research projects about silence, mobility and multilingualism.

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