New SUPRAS in November

SUPRA Students November 2021

We are happy to announce that we have four new students joining us for our SUPRA Nordic online programme in November 2021! It is a pleasure to welcome: 

Anumita Goswani, Doctor of Social Science at Tampere University

Anumita is a doctoral researcher at Tampere Universities in Media Studies under Prof Kaarina Nikunen. She is presently  researching social media infrastructure, misinformation, political propaganda and fact-checking in India. Her background is in Geography and Education. She started her PhD in January 2020. Goswami has previously worked as a teacher in high and middle school before moving to Estonia in 2017 to pursue Masters in Urban Studies. She is currently working in BIBU (Biases and Bubbles in Participation), an ongoing project in Tampere University’s Centre for Sociology of Democracy. She is an avid blogger on her research topics in under the domain name of The Argumentative Bong. 

Kaja Berg Hjukse, PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo

Kaja is a PhD Fellow in Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Upper Myanmar from 2018 to 2019, her PhD thesis uses marriage as a lens to explore the relationship between women’s mental health and wider socio-political processes in transitional Myanmar. Kaja’s other research interests include, but are not limited to, childbirth, care, health systems, and Buddhism.

Licia Prosperio, PhD in Global Histories, Cultures and Politics at the University of Bologna 

Licia  is a Ph.D. Candidate in Global Histories, Politics and Cultures at the University of Bologna, Italy. Her research interests relate to political issues and education, social movements, and contentious politics in South-east Asia with a specific focus on Myanmar. She is also Research Manager at the University of Bologna Department of History and Cultures where she supports the development and management of competitive research and teaching projects. Since 2012, she has held management and research roles in more than twenty EU-funded projects.   

Magnus Eiterjord, Master in Modern International and Transnational History at the University of Oslo 

Magnus is currently doing Master`s in Modern International and Transnational History at the University of Oslo. He has previously done a Bachelor`s in History at the University of Oslo with one year at the University of Nottingham. His thesis revolves around the Pratas Islands, an island group located in the South China Sea, that up until recently, has gone forgotten in the region. As Pratas has remained largely absent from the English historiography on the region, the recent developments have created a need for historical exploration of the islands. Magnus` believes Pratas provides the  opportunity to expand and enhance our understanding of the region and provide a historical contrast to the existing conflicts and hopes to produce a novel scholarly narrative regarding Pratas that may be useful for future academics and journalists focusing on the region.