Samira Ibnelkaïd

Postdoctoral Researcher
Multimodal Interaction Analysis & Visual Ethnography & Phenomenology

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities

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I am a Postdoctoral Researcher currently working on the "Smart Communication" project. 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 experience, build common knowledge, and enact a sense of community and belonging. I apprehend human interaction as aesthesiologic co-experience involving three main dimensions: aesthetic, material, and socioaffective.

My work currently centers on the complex relationships between locals and translocals in Finland, and the ways in which digital technologies can constitute a binder providing means for more inclusion and equity.

Research interests

  • Intersubjectivity & Intercorporeality
  • Digital Technologies & Smartphone Use & Video-mediated Interaction
  • Diversity Equity Inclusion & Decolonization
  • Translocality & Migration
  • 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
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FI-90014 University of Oulu