I have special knowledge in identity and childhood theories and methodologically I have specialized in textile research. These have directed both my PhD studies (Textile-making and social identities in central Tyrrhenian Italy from prehistory to the Republican period) and post-doctoral career (Funerary attire both in ancient Italy and Post-medieval Finland). In addition to archaeology, I have studied sociology and educational sciences, and my research interests include developing theories of past social interaction. My current research projects, both funded by the Academy of Finland, focus on emotions related to child death and children in Post-medieval Finland.
- Childhood archaeology
- Textile archaeology
- Post-medieval archaeology
- Funerary archaeology
- Childhood in the past
Visiting professor– 18.12.2017 to 12.7.2018
Research visit at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Anthropology. The visit was part of Academy Research Fellow -project activities. Sanna Lipkin holds an unsalaried Research Assistant Professor post at the SUNY at Buffalo.
Post doctoral research in Rome– 1.1.2011 to 5.12.2012
Research period in Rome to study Prehistoric and Archaic textiles and funerary attire. Research was conducted in collaboration with Soprintendeza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma and funded by Osk. Huttunen and Kone Foundations.