Taina Cooke (1 October 2017 - 31 December 2017)
|Taina Cooke is a doctoral student at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oulu, Finland. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, her research interests in legal anthropology address cultural minorities and the ethnographic study of the law. Taina’s doctoral research, funded by Eudaimonia Institute, addresses the ways in which ‘culture’ is constructed and wielded in Finnish courts in criminal cases involving members of cultural minorities. Previously, she has worked as a research assistant in the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network, and in the Society Programme at the Finnish Institute in London. At present, Taina is working alongside Professor Livia Holden and the EURO-EXPERT project at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford.|
During the two-month visit at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, my plan is to work alongside Professor Holden in a mutually beneficial manner, sharing observations and analytical frameworks from our respective projects. In practice, my plan is to focus on two main task:
Additionally, I plan to take part in any relevant workshops and seminars at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies and present my research to the Oxford academic community, where appropriate.