Ms Roosa Rytkönen

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Overview

Project title: "Doubt as a way to truth": climate change scientists, environmental activists and politics of knowledge in Western Siberia

My PhD explores questions of knowledge among natural scientists and environmental activists in Western Siberia. The project sets out to study the diverse ways in which my interlocutors navigate the heterogenous and complex informational environment they are faced with. The thesis brings together topics such as anthropogenic climate change, Covid-19 pandemic, the national waste reform and Russian constitutional referendum to convey a larger picture of knowledge in a certain time and geographic location. However, the thesis also goes beyond the specificities of its ethnographic context to address a question definitive of our time: how is truth constructed when all authoritative truth claims are mediated?

Areas of expertise

  • GN Anthropology - anthropology of knowledge, Russia, Siberia, anthropology of ethics, anthropology of value

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2017 - Master of Social Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Social Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki