Helleka KoppelResearch Manager +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.
Keiu TelveResearch Sales Manager +372 53843779 firstname.lastname@example.org
I graduated from the University of Tartu with a Master’s of Art degree in ethnology in January 2015. 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 PiipuuStrategic Consultant +372 56481413 email@example.com
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 world of museums.
Helelyn TammsaarHead of the Office +372 56800704 firstname.lastname@example.orgAnthropology is not a profession but a way of seeing, experiencing and comprehending the world. By offering a deeper understanding of human behaviour and an appreciation for the importance of cultural differences, it grants the skills to translate – to be the sense-makers of other people’s sense-making.
Prior to my M.A. studies of social and cultural anthropology in Tallinn University, I was a Human Resource Manager in the private sector. I also have experiences from the public sector, having participated in the Government’s Office’s Task Force for higher education and science. I am and have been involved in the operations of various grassroots, non-profit and volunteer organisations.
In addition to our main team, there are several researchers in The Center of Applied Anthropology, whose skills and expertese we use according to the wishes and needs of our clients.
Our researchers are Laura Valli, Laura Jamsja, Ehti Järv, Jaanika Jaanits, Moon Meier, Sigrid Solnik, Liset Marleen Pak, Liina Rajaveer, Katre Koppel, Kalev Aasmäe, Kaia Beilmann, Tenno Teidearu, Mirjam Rennit, Liisi Reitalu, Margus Vait.