Taina Cooke

Taina Cooke


Doctoral student


Taina Cooke is a cultural anthropologist with a focus on legal anthropology. Her research looks at the role of culture in law, focusing on criminal law, cultural minorities and immigration. 

Research interests

  • Legal anthropology
  • Cultural minorities
  • Criminal law


Social media

Professional and community activities

  • Writer and Editorial Assistant at AntroBlogi

Selected publications

  • Cooke, Taina (2019) From Invisible to Visible : Locating "Cultural Expertise" in the Law Courts of Two Finnish Cities. Cultural Expertise and Socio-legal Studies. Sarat, Austin. - Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 78. United Kingdom. 13-33
  • Cooke, Taina (2017) Seeing past the liberal legal subject : Cultural defence, agency and women. - Suomen antropologi 42 (3), 23-40 . https://journal.fi/suomenantropologi/article/view/60988. [Original] [Self-archived]

Research visits

  • Academic Visitor at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK
    1.11.2017 to 22.12.2017