Progressing Along

So, I'm back from another trip up north and have settled back in the familiar work rhythm. This post will be another progress report where I quickishly discuss the recent goings-on. I once again attended the Abisko Ice Climbing Festival in Arctic Sweden. I've already collected most of the ethnographic data that I'll need for the … Continue reading Progressing Along

‘Tis the Scholarship Season

  I've been too busy to blog lately, as most of my time has gone to writing funding applications. I've been lucky enough to receive funding the past two scholarship seasons, i.e. spring 2015 (from The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa) and 2016 (from The South Ostrobothnian Foundation), but I now need one … Continue reading ‘Tis the Scholarship Season

Turkey Diaries: Part VI (Traveling and Trans–Corporeality)

I'm back from Troad! For those to whom that name doesn't say anything, that's the ancient Troy area. It's super cool to be in a country with such history everywhere. For instance, just a couple weeks back I visited the site of 3000-year old Gordion (as in, the place where Alexander the Great cut the … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part VI (Traveling and Trans–Corporeality)

Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

I woke up in the middle of the night today because I was so psyched about my work that I just couldn't sleep any more but had to immediately write down the ideas that I had, and ended up writing a solid page of new stuff on the article I'm working on at the moment. … Continue reading Turkey Diaries: Part V a.k.a. Dude, You Must Be (field) Trippin’

Interesting New PhD Project: “The Ultra Ethnography”

"Sport is a powerful vehicle for enriching individual and societal well-being and development. Participation in sport results in improved physical, mental, and social health for individuals, families, and societies." The above is a quote from the "Context" part of Ian MacNairn's (University of Calgary) PhD project that aims to find out how community is built in … Continue reading Interesting New PhD Project: “The Ultra Ethnography”

Extreme Researcher Goes International

Fittingly enough, I'm writing this post sitting outside in warm sunshine just off the African Coast. However, before embarking on this week's actual blog post it's maybe worth noting that this blog is now ten posts old. I'm not entirely sure what that is in dog years but this baby sure is growing up fast. … Continue reading Extreme Researcher Goes International