Samira Ibnelkaïd

Affiliate Researcher
Multimodal Interaction Analysis & Visual Ethnography & Phenomenology

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

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I am an Affiliate Researcher at the University of Oulu in the Research Unit for Languages and Literature. Through an interdisciplinary approach drawing on visual ethnography, multimodal interaction analysis, and phenomenology, my research aims to shed light on the complex and renewed intersubjective practices of embodied and (digitally) artifacted interactions in mundane, artistic, and workplace settings.

My research focuses on the technobodily ethnomethods used by participants from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities to collaboratively share their experiences, build common knowledge, and enact a sense of community and belonging. I apprehend human interactions as aesthesiologic co-experiences involving three main dimensions: aesthetic, material, and socioaffective.

My work currently centers on the lived experience of high-skilled racialized migrants in Finland and how ethical and creative digital technologies and practices can empower them to shape their own identities, experiences, and trajectories.

Research interests

  • Intersubjectivity & Intercorporeality
  • Digital Technologies (Smartphone Use & Video-mediated Interaction)
  • Translocality & Migration
  • Anti-racism & Decolonization
  • Empowerment, Emancipation & Equity
  • Video-based Research
  • Multimodal Interaction Analysis
  • Visual Ethnography
  • Phenomenology

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Linnanmaa, Snellmania
Room HUM313
Yliopistokatu 9
FI-90570 Oulu

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Research Unit of Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities
P.O. Box 1000
FI-90014 University of Oulu