Anu Laukkanen, MA
Anu Laukkanen holds an MA in folkloristics (1999) and ethnochoreology (2001), and is currently finishing her doctoral thesis in Gender Studies at the University of Turku. The aim of the dissertation is to locate belly dancing in Finland into the current discussions concerning gender, ethnicity and multiculturalism through analysing dancers' own interpretations constructed in ethnographic interviews and by an analysis of the dance performances.
Publications in English:
(2010) Hips don't lie? Affective and Kinesthetic Dance Ethnography. IN: Marianne Liljeström & Susanna Paasonen (eds.): Working with Affect in Feminist Readings: Disturbing Differences. Routledge: London, pp. 126–139.