Jaanika JaanitsCEO, Board Member + 372 5656 2213 email@example.com
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.
Ehti JärvHead of Research +372 5804 7706 firstname.lastname@example.org
Similarly to many people from the CAAE network, I hold a MA degree in ethnology from Tartu University. Additionally, I’m halfway with my studies in sociology in Tallinn University. Synthesizing different methods such as numerical data, visual data, quotations and storytelling, offers us an insight into understanding the contemporary and complex world. I believe that quantitative and qualitative data compliment each other and are both valuable for research when applied correctly. However, anthropologists have previously fairly poorly included into mapping and understanding societal problems and here I highly recognize the value and contribution of CAAE. Ethnographic thinking builds a bridge between big data and personal experience, theory and practice, science and business, local and global – and the list goes on. Being an anthropologist means to be a mediator and tell stories about what people really do, experience and think.
Karina VabsonAnthropologist, Project Manager +372 5568 8873 email@example.com
I hold a Bachelor degree in Journalism from University of Tartu and Master of Arts degree in Urban Governance from Tallinn University. My world view has been shaken few times during my studies and since then my goal has become to help reduce prejudice in people. My MA thesis focuses on environmental justice and green inequalities that we will all need to face soon. Despite fast development of technology and science, different societies and communities cannot apply the same universal ready-to-use solutions to deal with crises and problems in the future. In order to assist with positive changes in the society, we need to engage its members by exploring and acknowledging their values and attitudes using diverse methodology.
Madli OrasAnthropologist, Project Manager +372 5566 8319 firstname.lastname@example.org
I hold a Masters of Art degree in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna. I am fascinated by exploring people’s experiences through senses, and in my MA thesis, I studied the method of soundwalking for understanding relationships between people and the environment. I am also interested in topics related to the environment, climate and civil society. Anthropology has given me the ability to see and understand the various, often conflicting perspectives in different social situations. I believe that gaining deeper knowledge of the world of each person is extremely valuable for recognising the challenges of today’s society and for making a positive change.
Mari RoonemaaCommunication and Marketing +372 5645 4598 email@example.com
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.
Hanna MuldmaOffice manager, Anthropologist +372 5343 7845 firstname.lastname@example.org
I graduated from the University of Tartu with a Master’s of Art degree in ethnology. I am especially interested in narratives and I believe sharing your experience is always like telling some kind of a narrative. In addition, my MA thesis focuses on (tourism) narratives. Anthropology gives an opportunity to tell your story and it is important to listen to those different stories when leading the society and trying to understand the humankind. Anthropology has made me even more empathic than before, broadened my horizon and embedded the thought that people and problems always have two different sides – life is not black and white.
Helleka Koppel(on parental leave) +372 5153 876 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 Telve+372 5384 3779 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Piipuu+372 5648 1413 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 field of culture and cultural management.
In addition to our main team, there is a number of researchers whose skills and expertise we use according to the wishes and needs of our clients.
Our network members are Sigrid Solnik, Dolores Mäekivi, Liina Rajaveer, Katre Koppel, Kaia Beilmann, Mirjam Rennit, Liisi Reitalu, Elis Kaljuvee, Hanna Muldma, Paula Rõuk, Helelyn Tammsaar, Kristiina Pilvet-Petrov, Ede Schank-Tamkivi, Martin Beek, Alice Karlson, Maret Luud, Ulvi Karu, Ly Lõhmus, Ederi Ojasoo, Paula Balic, Lona Päll, Laura Kipper, Helen Vaaks, Mele Pesti, Eliis Vaino, Jane Kalajärv.