University of Tromsø, Norway: Social
anthropology, 1995-1998, Cand. Polit. (M.A.)
University of Edinburgh, Scotland:
Social anthropology, 1995-1996, ERASMUS student.
University of Tromsø, Norway: Social
anthropology, English, Latin, Philosophy, 1992-1994, Cand. Mag. (B.
"A Place of Globalization. Cross-Cultural Cooperation between
Estonian and Norwegian Business People in Tallinn".
The thesis (141 pages) is concerned with cooperation issues in and among
smaller Norwegian-Estonian firms, e.g. administration, negotiation strategies,
relations between business associates, cross-cultural business communication,
as well as the interplay between global culture and local settings.
The thesis is published on: www.anthrobase.com/Txt/P/Partapuoli_K_H_01.htm
Data for the thesis was collected during independently planned and conducted
fieldwork in Tallinn, Estonia, with particular emphasis on 12 small
Norwegian-Estonian firms. Formal invitation from Tallinn
Methods: participant observation, formal and informal interviews,
consultation of written sources. The fieldwork lasted from February
1996 until August 1996. Return visits to Estonia: November 1996, December
1997, January 1999, June 1999 and May 2002.
Norwegian: native speaker.
English: fluent, written and spoken.
Danish: fluent, written and spoken.
Estonian: basic knowledge.
Fall 2007: Lecture on ethnicity and gender in voluntary work
for Center for frivilligt
socialt arbejde (Danish center for voluntary social work)
Fall 2006 (and 2005): Lecture on violence against women in Denmark,
The Danish Institute for Human
Spring 2005: Lecture in women's position in Estonia, Reden's project:
Fall 2003: Taught my own course: "East meets West: Business
in the Baltic Countries".
Fall 2003: Lectures on the history of the Danish crisis center
movement, as part of Severin
and Danidas democracy project
for Russian women in St. Petersburg.
Fall 2002: Lecture on production and consumption, University
of Copenhagen, Department of Anthropology. Course: "Complex
Fall 2002: Lecture on methods, University of Copenhagen, Department
of Anthropology. Course: "Power, State and Nationalism: in East/
Spring 2001: "When 'East' and 'West' Meet: Anthropology of Western
Business Investments in Post-Soviet Societies (The case of Estonia)",
presented in English for anthropology students at The
University of Vilnius, Lithuania, April 2001.
Fall 2000: Two lectures on comparison in anthropology, University
of Copenhagen, Department of Anthropology. Course: "Comparison
Fall 1997: Teaching and supervising two classes of undergraduate
students in Social Anthropology at the University
of Tromsø, Norway (228 work hours, and 144 teaching hours).
Spring 1996: Organizing weekly English conversation classes at
Tallinn Technical University together
with Professor Wayne Thompson.
"Something Smells Funny...", paper about fieldwork experiences presented
for first year anthropology students, University
of Tromsø, Norway fall 1996 and fall 1997.
PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
"Dannerhuset i Cameroun", in Kvinden
og Samfundet, volume 4, 2006.
"We Demand a Truckload of Money",
in Politiken, Saturday
11.26.2005, co-authored with Mette Bom.
"The Cultural Production of Luxury
Goods in Russia: Fur as a traditional and and modern symbol of Russian
Luxury", presented at the International Conference on Fashion and Dress
at Denmark's Design School,
26-28 October 2005.
Dannerhuset som kvindepolitisk forum og krisecenter, Copenhagen:
Informations forlag, 2004. Book on Dannerhuset, co-authored with Britta
M. Lindqvist and Lea Holst Spenceley.
"Doing Anthropology in the
World of Business: Experiences from Fieldwork Among Western Businessmen
in Tallinn, Estonia", presented at the first Baltic anthropology
Ourselves: Establishing Anthropology in the Baltics, 10.04.2003.
"Scenes from a Danish Class",
in Jordens Folk, volume
2, September 2003.
"Made in Estonia. Design, Taste
and Modern Estonian Identity", presented at the seminar Micro
Perspectives on Post-Soviet Transformations in Helsinki,
Ideology in the East. Norwegian Business in Estonia in the 1990s",
presented at the conference Other Easts, Other Wests: new constructions
of otherness in East-West relations, The
Norwegian University Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia, 05.10.2002.
Estonian Business Culture and Informal Networks. Love, Friendship and
Contacts among Norwegian and Estonian Business People in the 1990s",
presented at The
Fourth Nordic Conference on the Anthropology of Post Communism,
Copenhagen, Denmark, 04.20.2002.
Horrible Place’ with Good Food and Pretty Lamps", essay on
Danish culture presented for the International Cafe for foreign students,
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of
Copenhagen, 03.13.2002, to a seminar for Norwegian export industries
at The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Denmark,
06.04.2003, and to DnbNOR 06.15.2007.
Win Over the Swedes!", in Weekendavisen,
Song Festival in Unison and Dissonance", in Estlands-nytt,
no. 1, February 2000.
Baltic Business Mentality", in Berlingske
Tidende, Sunday 05.30.1999, summary also published in Dansk-Estisk
Selskabs Nyt and in Estlands-nytt,
no. 3/4, September 1999.
West in the East. 10 years of Creating Myths", in Estlands-nytt
no. 2, April 1999.
"Norwegian Business People in Tallinn,
Estonia - a Marginal Group at Home and Representatives for Western Business
Culture Abroad", presented for the annual meeting of The
Estonian-Norwegian association in Oslo, Norway 03.23.1999.
Perspectives on Power and Communication", paper read in partial
fulfillment of the requirements of my Cand. Polit. degree (M.A.), University
of Tromsø, Norway, 12.10.1998.
"Naive Norwegians and Calculating
Estonians? Different Logics of Business", presented at the Second
Nordic Conference for Eastern European Studies, University
of Bergen, Norway 09.14.1997, and at a research seminar, Department
of Social Anthropology, University of Tromsø,
"The World's Oldest Profession?
Anthropologists and Job Prospects", in Cultura
Polaris, No. 1, 1997.
November 1997: Attending the official
program in connection with the Norwegian Prime Minister's visit to Estonia,
including a business conference.
"Norwegian versus Estonian Business
Culture - a Presentation in Black and White", presented to the Estonian
Bar Association of Lawyers, Tallinn, Estonia, 04.25.1996.
Sex/Gender Distinction with Reference to the So-Called Third Sex",
in Yearbook for Norwegian Masters Students of Social Anthropology,
Together with Finn Sivert Nielsen,
editor, Web Master and founder of the anthropological text database
AnthroBase. Responsible for
editing and updating the database.
Fall 1997 and Spring 1998:
Founder of Cultura
Polaris; a journal for students at the Department of Social
Anthropology, University of Tromsø, Norway. Editor of the first volume
of the journal (fall 1997). Coeditor of the second volume (spring 1998).
Responsibilities: editing, layout, administration, distribution and
original contributions (interviews, book reviews etc.).
August-2018 (current) National Director, Plan
June 2013-July 2018: Director,
2013: Director, The
Norwegian Center against Racism and Discrimination (Antirasistisk
February 2007-September 2007: Coordinator, Center
for Immigrant Women, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 2006-January 2007: Consultant, counsellor, and fundraiser at
Center for Immigrant
Women, Copenhagen, Denmark.
March 2007-December 2007: Chairwoman of RAW
(Rights for African Women)
January 2006-December 2007: Project coordinator for Dannerhuset's
and ITUL's Cameroon Project: www.womennotallowed.org
March 2005-December 2005: Coordinator Dannerhuset
June 2003-March 2005: Consultant for voluntary work, Project Manager,
Spokes person, Dannerhuset Women's
January 2003: Report on Norway and Norwegian consumers, for the
advertising agency Republica.
Used the analytical tool Minerva.
March 2000-February 2002: Web Editor, and Copy Editor for LookSmart's
Norwegian web directory.
Fall 1999: Final exams in Danish as a Second Language,
VUC - Copenhagen, Denmark.
Fall 1999: Market analysis of the Baltic capitals for Cicero
(Danish publishing company), on the basis of their plan to publish the
book: Funshopping - Tallinn, Riga, Vilnius
October 1996-August 1997: Secretary at a physiotherapeutical
institute in Tromsø, Norway. Responsibilities included: writing of journals,
customer service, filing, word processing, routine administrative work.
Summer 1994: Tourist guide at the historical
museum in Vågå, Norway. Responsibilities included: guiding, writing
of a manual (15 pages) consisting of practical guidelines for future
guides, descriptions of the exhibited objects and suggestions for better
marketing of the museum, some of which were later implemented.
Spring 1992: Course in tourist guiding at Tranberg
Videregående School. Courses in written and spoken English and practical
May 1992: Writing a manual (40 pages) for buss guiding in the
Vågå area, Norway and collecting the material for the guide from written
sources, individuals and institutions.
Summer 1987: Language exchange student for one month in San Diego,
CA, through EF (European Summer Courses in Europe and America).
Fall 1995: 10.000 Norwegian Kroner from the Thomas Fearnley,
Heddy and Nils Astrup (Norwegian shipowners) foundation in connection
with my fieldwork for the Masters thesis in Tallinn, Estonia.
Fall 1994 and Spring 1995: ERASMUS
scholarship from the University of Tromsø,
Norway granted to study Social Anthropology for one year at the University
of Edinburgh, Great Britain.
Microsoft Office, Internet, PageMaker, FrontPage and Dreamweaver.
Web Master for AnthroBase,
Norsk-estisk forening, Kvinderummet,
Former member of Norsk Datatermgruppe, which translates English computer
words and expressions to Norwegian.