Anna Gustafsson
Anna Gustafsson

 

Telephone: +46 (0)8 16 15 74
E-mail: anna.gustafsson@socant.su.se
Room: B674

Anna Gustafsson joined the Department of Social Anthropology as a researcher and lecturer in 2014. Her research interests include ageing, gender, emotions, mobility, material culture and ethnographic writing.

In 2014, Gustafsson finished her PhD at the University of St Andrews with a dissertation entitled ‘Working Towards “A Production of Well-being”: An Ethnography on Craftsmanship among the Lulesámi in Norway’. This work focuses on the political, social and economic significances of women’s unpaid domestic craft production.

Currently, Gustafsson’s research focuses on how global mobility and middle-class aspirations influence everyday experiences of ageing and marriage among older people in Goa, India. Considering the elderly as active agents, her work moves away from the tendency of stereotyping older people as passive victims of social change, and contributes to debates around ageism.

Gustafsson is also a research associate at the Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies at the University of St Andrews.

Selected publications

(accepted) “Invisible” craftsmanship- Lulesámi women’s craft production at home, in Journal of Modern Craft.

2018

  • ’Genus’, in Nyckelbegrepp i socialantropologin, in Björklund, U & U. Hannerz (eds.). Socialantropologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.
  • ’Deltagande observation’, in Nyckelbegrepp i socialantropologin, in Björklund, U & U. Hannerz (eds.). Socialantropologiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet.

2017

  • Beauty as a Capacity: A Study of Hands-in-craft, in Bunn, S. (eds.) Anthropology and Beauty. From Aesthetics to Creativity. London: Routledge.

2014

  • ‘Strävan efter ‘det goda livet’: Berättelser om handarbete och välbefinnande, in Bårjås, Lulesámisk populærvitenskapelig tidsskrift fra Àrran- lulesamisk senter, pp. 6-21.

2010

  • ‘Duodje – specifik sameslöjd, samisk konst eller ett kreativt skapande? in Bårjås, Lulesámisk populærvitenskapelig tidsskrift fra Àrran- lulesamisk senter, pp. 103-108.

Teaching

  • Socialantropologi I. Kultur och Samhälle: Läran om människan som social och kulturell varelse
  • Socialantropologi I. Ekonomi. Värden, resurser och miljö.
  • Socialantropologi II. Genus och Sexualitet (Gender and Sexuality)
  • Socialantropologi III. Aktuella Debatter (Current Anthropological Debates)
  • Socialantropologi III. Uppsatsförberedande kurs