Jaanika JaanitsCEO + 372 56562213 firstname.lastname@example.org
I have an M.A. degree in ethnology from the University of Tartu and in adult education from Tallinn University. My studies have taught me to listen and notice things that are important and trigger people to action – important skills that I have been able to use and develop in my various daily activities. I have organized the anthropological film festival World Film Festival and one of my main tasks whilst working in the Estonian National Museum has been to engage people in the museum’s activities. I believe that whatever a project might be about, the key to its success is a human-centered approach. Engaging anthropologists would help organisations and companies to make better decisions.
Helleka KoppelHead of Research, Board Member +372 5153876 email@example.com
I graduated from the University of Tartu with a Master’s of Art degree in ethnology in spring 2014. My dissertation focuses on backpackers of Estonian origin in Australia and places into the field of tourism anthropology. Among other things I am interested in the innovative fields in ethnology and anthropology. For me, combining different methods allows a better understanding of the multicultural contemporary society. I consider the role of people with grounding in the social sciences and the humanities important in understanding and explaining the surrounding processes and mediating knowledge. I think that anthropologists should be more involved in studying the problems of the society and making the decisions.
Mari RoonemaaCommunication and Marketing +372 56454598 firstname.lastname@example.org
I have graduated from Tartu University Estonian Literature and Folklore department, but have also completed a program in Hispanic studies and as side-subjects, peeked into politology and history. For the past decade, I’ve been engaged in the Estonian civil society, working in the field of communication and helping Estonian NGOs to make themselves heard and seen better. I’m especially fascinated by different sets of values and attitudes people carry. I believe that by explaining the world around us by applying a human-centered approach, we are able to build bridges across different disciplines and fields of life. After a longer while, I’ve also recently re-taken the academic path and study Asian societies (MA) at the Tallinn University.
Keiu TelveBoard member +372 53843779 email@example.com
I graduated from the University of Tartu with a Master’s of Art degree in ethnology in January 2015 and since August 2019, also hold a PhD degree. In my dissertation I studied the pendulum migration between Estonia and Finland, focusing on comprehending the experience of male blue-collar workers. Over the last five years my main areas of interests have been youth subcultures in Estonia and labor migration in Estonia and Finland. I also think that it is crucial to turn attention to the humanities, in particular to promoting the practical side of cultural sciences and thus I have tied all my activities to the development of that field.
Merilin PiipuuBoard member +372 56481413 firstname.lastname@example.org
For years I have been involved in building up several NGOs. My belief in knowledge-based society brought me to applied anthropology. In order to direct and govern various societal processes we need to know the culture of our institution, field or environment. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and politology in England and New Zealand. My current research is primarily focused on the relationship between humans and technology, analysing it from an anthropological perspective. On an everyday basis I am active in the field of culture and cultural management.
In addition to our main team, there are several researchers in The Center of Applied Anthropology, whose skills and expertise we use according to the wishes and needs of our clients.
Our researchers are Helleka Koppel, Laura Jamsja, Ehti Järv, Jaanika Jaanits, Sigrid Solnik, Liset Marleen Pak, Liina Rajaveer, Katre Koppel, Kalev Aasmäe, Kaia Beilmann, Tenno Teidearu, Mirjam Rennit, Liisi Reitalu, Elis Kaljuvee, Keiu Telve, Merilin Piipuu, Helelyn Tammsaar.