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Linda Lapiņa

MScA (Psychology) & PhD, PhD, cultural encounters

  • Universitetsvej 1, 42.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20152021

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Research

Linda Lapiņa, cand.psych. (University of Copenhagen, 2006-2012), PhD (Cultural Encounters, Roskilde University, 2014- 2017)

I am interested in embodiment, affectivity, space and time, approached through the lens of feminist theory. My research areas include:

  • Racialisation, whiteness, intersectionality and everyday bordering. I have written on Danishness, differentiated whiteness and Europeanness, drawing on autoethnography and memory work. At the moment, I am working on a book chapter on affective citizenship and an article about Eastern- and Western Europeanness for a journal special issue on post-Soviet and post-colonial dynamics of race, gender and sexuality.
  • Contested urban spaces. My PhD was a study of encounters with difference, social inclusion and exclusion in Nordvest, a gentrifying district of Copenhagen. I examined how urban change was perceived and enacted by residents in everyday practices and spaces, including a resident-driven park and an urban gardening association. Currently I am working on an article about temporalities of standby, playing out on dormant construction sites put to temporary uses.
  • Feminist new materialisms and embodied, more-than-human memory. I am working on a paper about emplaced re-membering, taking point of departure in the life story of my grandfather: his exile to Siberia, and subsequent return to Latvia to work on a power plant on the river Daugava. I explore how the re-membering done by the river can inform conceptualisations of memory, agency and temporality.
  • Intersectionality applied to teaching and knowledge production. Working at Cultural Encounters, I strive to co-create and facilitate learning environments that facilitate plurality in knowledge production. It is important for me to facilitate the emergence, recognition and dialogue between different perspectives arising from various backgrounds and lived experiences.
  • Affective and arts-based methodologies. Apart from more “traditional” qualitative methods (mostly fieldwork and interviews) I have worked with autoethnography and memory work, as well as arts-based, sensory methods like dance, photos and sensory ethnography. I am interested in exploring what these methods offer when (re-)considering feelings and embodiment in knowledge production.

Education/Academic qualification

Cultural Encounters, PhD, Department of Communication and Arts

Award Date: 23 Aug 2017

External positions

External lecturer, Centre for Advanced Migration Studies

1 Feb 201831 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Cultural encounters, Multi-culturalism
  • Racialization
  • Affectivity
  • Mobility
  • Urban Diversity
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Intersectionality
  • Passing
  • Embodied methodologies
  • Feminist theory
  • Geography, Geology, Topography
  • Feminist geographies
  • Cultural geography

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