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Laura Hirvi

Born July 16, 1980, Mannheim, Germany

Bachelor of Arts (ethnology) 2004, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Master of Arts (ethnology) 2007, University of Jyväskylä
PhD (ethnology) 2013, University of Jyväskylä

Director of the Finnish Institute in Germany, 2015–
Part-time German teacher 2006–08, University of Jyväskylä and City of Jyväskylä
Project worker 2005, Theatre Info Finland
English teacher 2003-04, Carmel English School & Aukland House School, India
Project worker 2002, national poetry archive of the Finnish Literature Society
Assistant 2001–03, Gleis Lutz, Berlin

Numerous literary and general translations over a period of 10 years, including German translations of Terhi Rannela’s novel Taivaan tuuliin and Leea Klemola’s play Kokkola

Vice-chairwoman 2014, ASLA-Fulbright Alumni Association Board
Website and email administrator of ‘Sikhs in Europe’ 2012–
Book review editor 2009–11, Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration
Board member (responsible for international affairs) 2009–10, Helan tutjijat ry (an association of doctoral students and research doctors at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä)

Written by Laura Hirvi (Riitta-Ilona Hurmerinta ed.)
Translated by Matthew Billington

Publications by Laura Hirvi

Fieldwork among the Sikhs. Photo: collection of Laura Hirvi

In this article we have listed the most important publications of Laura Hirvi.

  • 2015 Young Sikhs in Finland: Feeling at Home Nowhere, Everywhere, in Between and Beyond.
  • 2015 "A Suitcase Full of Art": Transnational Mobility Among Berlin-based Visual Artists from Finland.
  • 2013 Identities in Practice. A Trans-Atlantic Ethnography of Sikhs in Finland and California.
  • 2012 Hirvi, L. & H. Snellman (eds), Where is the Field? Exploring Migration Studies through the Lenses of Fieldwork.
  • 2011 Sikhs in Finland: Migration Histories and Work in the Restaurant Sector. In: K.A. Jacobsen & K. Myrvold (eds.), Sikhs in Europe. Migration, Identities and Representations.
  • 2010 The Sikh gurdwara in Finland: negotiating, maintaining and transmitting immigrants’ identities.
  • 2008 Gothic Subculture in Finland. History, Fashion and Lifestyle.

Additional publications and information about Laura Hirvi’s research projects

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