Dr Anna Baral will join Linneaus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies as a postdoc researcher from May 2020. The position is funded by the Crafoord Foundation.
Anna has completed her PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University in 2018, with a research on masculinity and morality among informal workers in Kampala (Uganda). After that, she has held a post-doc position in the project IMAGENU (Imagining Gender Futures in Uganda) at Århus University, with a research on intimacy and mobility. She has conducted fieldwork, mainly in Uganda, since her undergraduate studies, in projects on cultural heritage, local politics, traditional music and gender. She has taught BA and MA courses in African gender and sexuality, Africa Studies and Anthropology in Sweden, Denmark and Italy. Her current interests include gender, masculinity, morality, as well as mobility, migration and transnational relationships in a gendered perspective.
“Lets talk about condoms” explores the ambivalences surrounding sexual health and migration, as how these are negotiated and experienced by different actors, including young people with migratory experiences and professionals within the educational system. It combines classical ethnographic methods with so-called participatory methods, such as digital story-telling and participatory video, to explore and critically discuss social solidarity and change, both for the young people and teachers, curators and other professionals within the educational setting. Anna will conduct qualitative and ethnographic fieldwork in the project, working together with Åsa Trulsson and Christopher High.