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In this episode we have a special guest, researcher and anthropologist Samuli Schielke from Berlin. Together with Schielke we turn our gaze away from Europe and think about alternative global focal points. Schielke is currently working at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, focusing on migration and work, love and marriage, moral and political conflicts and ambiguities and the way humans relate with God and destiny.
References in the episode:
Samuli Schielke: Migrant Dreams: Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States
George Orwell: Down and Out in Paris and London
Deepak Unnikrishnan: Temporary People
Samuli Schielke is a Finnish anthropologist working mainly in contemporary Egypt. He currently works as a researcher at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin, Germany, focusing on motivations and consequences of literary writing in Alexandria and normal life as a utopian striving. He is the author of Migrant Dreams: Egyptian Workers in the Gulf States, published earlier in 2020.
Bea Bergholm is the host of the podcast. She has a Master's Degree in Social Sciences (social and cultural anthropology) and works as a project planner at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives. She is interested in human rights issues, environmental justice and sustainable development.
Dr. Paolo Amorosa the host of the EuroStorie podcast. He is a post-doctoral researcher in subproject 1, Law and the Uses of the Past. He has a background in international law, law and religion, and legal theory. His research deals primarily with the history of international law and human rights in the twentieth century.
Episode no: 4
Release date: 18 September 2020
Recording: ArtLab Helsinki
Audio elements: Antonio Lopez Garcia
Banner photo: Unsplash/Jakob Braun
Text: Bea Bergholm
Banner: Tuomas Heikkilä