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Dr. Gertrude SAXINGER, Assistant Professor

e-mail: gertrude.saxinger@univie.ac.at

Tel:+43-1-42 77 49507

Sprechstunde:
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University of Vienna
Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology
Universitätsstr. 7/ room C 412
A–1010 Vienna

Faculty member of the Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI)

Adjunct Researcher at the Yukon College, CAN

Publication List
Full CV

NEW BOOK early 2016:

Unterwegs - Mobiles Leben in der Erdgas- und Erdölindustrie in Russlands Arktis
Lives on the Move – mobile lives in the Arctic Russian petroleum industry

With an extended summary in Russian and English
Böhlau Publ., Hardcover, ISBN 9783205796947

Current research interests

Themes: natural resources, labour studies, labour mobility, fly-in/fly out shift work (FIFO, LDC) regional development, sparsely populated areas, migration, human-environment relation, infrastructure // Regions: Circumpolar North, Russia/Siberian North, Canadian North, Australia

 

Teaching

University of Vienna: history of theory and methodology in Anthropology, scientific working and writing, core readings in Anthropology, social dimensions of natural resources; Yukon College CAN: guest lectures

 

Research projects

·         Fund: ReSDA/SSHRC/Yukon Govt: LACE - Labour mobility and community
          participation in the extractive industries: case studies in the Canadian north
          - Yukon 

·         Fund: Austrian Science Fund [FWF]: CoRe – Configurations of Remoteness:
          Human entanglement with transport infrastructure
(Eastern Siberia/ BAM)

·         Fund: Academy of Finland: HuSArctic: Human Security as a promotional tool
          for societal security in the Arctic: Addressing Multiple Vulnerability to its
          Population with Specific Reference to the Barents Region

·         Fund: EU/ Horizon 2020: EU-PolarNet (Polar Research Cooperation) 

·         Fund: Austrian Science Fund [FWF]: Lives on the move – Vakhtoviki in
          Northwestern Siberia, the Republic of Bashkortostan and Komi Republic

          (finished 2015)

 

Research Background

Since 2015            Adjunct faculty member at the Yukon College, Whitehorse,
                            CAN

Since 2015            Affiliation with the project: HuSArctic: Human Security as a
                            promotional tool for societal security in the Arctic: Addressing
                            Multiple Vulnerability to its Population with Specific Reference to
                            the Barents Region
. (project leader Dr. Kamrul Hussein), Arctic
                            Center at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, FI

Since 2015            Affiliation with the EU funded international project
                            EU-PolarNet Coordination Action
hosted at AWI, GER

Since 2015            Affiliation with the project Arctic-FROST: Arctic FRontiers Of
                            SusTainability: Resources, Societies, Environments and
                            Development in the Changing North hosted at University of
                            Northern Iowa, (project leader Assoc. Prof Andrey Petrov), US

Since 2014            Council member of IASSA, the International Organization of
                            Arctic Social Scientists

Since 2014            Member of the working group for the development of the
                            curricula “Interdisciplinary MA in Eastern-European Studies”,
                            University of Vienna, AT

Since 2014            PI: research project Labour mobility and community
                            participation in the extractive industries: case studies in the
                            Canadian north
funded by SSHRC and Yukon Government
                            through the research programm ReSDA: Resources and
                            Sustainable Communities in the Arctic; partners Lakehead
                            University Thunderbay & Yukon College Whitehorse, CAN

2014                     Ph.D diploma of the Pan-Arctic Ph.D programm Extractive
                            Industries
, University of the Arctic

Since 2013            Post-doctoral researcher and lecturer (Ass.Prof.) at the
                            Department for Cultural and Social Anthropology, U of Vienna,
                            AT

Since 2013            Founding faculty member of the Austrian Polar Research
                            Institute (APRI), AT

2013                     Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of
                            Vienna, AT, “Mobile Leben der FernpendlerInnen in der Erdgas-
                            und Erdölindustrie im Norden Russlands”
(Mobile lives of
                            long-distance commuters in the Northern Russian petroleum
                            industry

2012 – 2013          (Co-PI) Lives on the Move – Vakhtoviki in Northwestern
                            Siberia
: research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund
                            (FWF) [P 22066-G17], Department for Urban and Regional
                            Research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, AT

2010 – 2012          (Co-PI) Lives on the Move – Vakhtoviki in Northwestern
                            Siberia
: research project funded by the Austrian Science Fund
                            (FWF) [P 22066-G17]; project leader: Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz
                            Faßmann, Department for Geography and Regional Research
                            U of Vienna, AT

2012                     1,5 months research fellowship at Macquarie University,
                            Sydney and Charles Darwin University, AUS

Since 2010            Spokesperson of the Working Group Circumpolar Regions
                            and Siberia at the DGV (German Association of
                            Anthropologists), GER

Since 2011            Affiliation with the SSHRC funded research project Resources
                            and Sustainable Development for the Arctic (ReSDA)
, project
                            leader: Prof. Chris Southcott, Lakehead University, CAN

Since 2011            Freelance QM-auditor for wien-cert, ÖIBF – Austrian Institute
                            for Educational Research, Vienna, AT

2008                     3 months research fellowship at the Tyumen State University
                            in Novy Urengoy, RUS

2008 – 2010          Affiliate researcher with MOVE-INNOCOM: Assessing senses
                            of place, mobility and viability in industrial northern communities
                            (BOREAS)
, project leader: Prof. Florian Stammler; Arctic
                            Center Rovaniemi, University of Lapland, FI 

Since 2008            Lecturer at the Department for Social and Cultural
                            Anthropology, U of Vienna, AT

2006 – 2008          Teaching assistant at the Department for Social and Cultural
                            Anthropology, U of Vienna, AT

Since 2006            Freelance QM-auditor for EBQS, IBE - Institute for Vocational
                            and Adult Education Research at the Johannes Kepler
                            University, Linz, AT

2004                     Magistra (MA) in Social and Cultural Anthropology, University
                            of Vienna, “Systeme von Ungleichheiten - Lebensplanung und
                            Zukunftsperspektiven von Moskauer StudentInnen”
(Systems
                            of inequalities: life plans and future perspectives among
                            students at universities in Moscow), AT

2003-2004            Scientific collaborator with Europaforum Wien, AT, focus:
                            applied research into policy development in the context of
                            post-socialist neighboring countries of Austria, women in
                            media in CEE, AT

2000-2003            Editor at the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF radio
                            (danube dialogue and Ö1), AT

2000-2001            Editor at Radio Africa at Radio Orange, AT

 

Lectures and Conferences

2015        Key-note: The Arctic Natural Resources Industry - selected aspects
               from Polar Social Sciences, Central European Polar Meeting, Vienna, AT

2015        Organisation of roundtable discussion: The Central & Eastern
               European perspective on current and future Polar Social Sciences &
               Humanities: networks on the EU, CEE and global level, Central
               European Polar Meeting, Vienna, AT

2015        together with Susanna Gartler: Behind the Scenes in Yukon Mining:                          Work, camp & family life in Yukon mining today, community
               presentation of LACE project stories and results, Mayo/Yukon, CAN

2015        Mining is mobile – and so are the workers: Labour mobility and
               community participating in the extractive industries in the Yukon,
               invited lecture at SCOPe Lunch and Learn by the Interdepartmental
               Science Committee of the Yukon Territorial Government, Whitehorse,
               CAN

2015        Rotational shift work in the Yukon Territory's mining sector: the
               Mobility Companion Guide, CHAGS - International Conference on
               Hunting and Gathering, Univ. of Vienna, AT

2015        “We also want to mine in 100 years – let´s safe the deposits!” local
               Ideas about Sustainability, invited lecture at the Arctic FROST Annual
               Meeting, European University in St. Petersburg, RF

2015        The State of Contemporary Arctic Social Science – introduction to
               IASSA, invited lecture at the EU-PolarNet kick-off meeting, Alfred
               Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, GER

2015        Dekonstruktionen des Extremen in der Feldforschung
               (Deconstruction of the extreme in field research), 10th Conference of
               Social and Cultural Anthropology, Univ. of Vienna, AT

2014        Mobile working in the cold: conditions of labour in the Russian Arctic
               petroleum sector, EASA conference, Tallinn, EA

2014        To You, To Us, To Oil and Gas: Symbolic of Materiality and Relations
               to Mineral Resources in the Russian Far North, ICASS VIII conference,
               Prince George, CAN

2014        Mobiles Leben der Fernpendlerinnen in der Erdgas- und
               Erdölindustrie im Norden Russlands, invited lecture at the Austrian
               Anthropological Society, AT

2014        Long-distance commuting among petroleum workers in the Russian
               Far North and their perceptions of the labour conditions, Arctic
               Frontiers conference, Tromso, NOR

2014        together with Elena Nuykina: Vakhtoviki I sex industriya: mify,
               osvedomlennost’ I deystvie (long-distance commuters and the
               sex-industry: myths, awareness and action), online presentation,
               Conference: Psikhologiya ekstremal’nykh professiy, Northern (Arctic)
               Federal University imm. Lomonisova, Archangelsk, RF

2014        Community Based Research in the Arctic, Tage der Kultur- und
               Sozialanthropologie conference, University of Vienna, AT

2013        Labour mobility and community participation in the extractive
               industries, Third annual ReSDA workshop, Iqualuit/Nunavut, CAN

2013        Organiser of the international conference Contemporary issues in
               long-distance commute work in the extractive industries and other
               sectors, 8-10.07.2013, University of Vienna. AT
               https://raumforschung.univie.ac.at/index.php?id=140601

2013        Together Apart: Long-distance Relationships in the Russian
               Petroleum Industry of the North, invited lecture at the Northern
               Anthropological Seminar of MAE, Saint Petersburg, RF

2013        Fly-in/fly-out in the Petroleum Industry of the Western Siberian North
               and Private Relationships, Conference: In the Spirit of the Rovaniemi
               Process, Rovaniemi, FI

2013        Lives on the Move – that´s odd (!)(?) Constructing Normality:
               Deconstructing the “problematic” Mobile Workers in the Arctic
               Petroleum Industry, International Conference on Population
               Geographies, Groningen, NL

2013        together with Elisabeth Öfner: The Russian North Connected: The
               Role of Long‐distance Commute Work for Regional Integration,
               Conference: Promoting Sustainability in Russia’s Arctic Cities, (invited
               paper), GWU, Washington, US

2013        together with Elena Nuykina: Vakhtoviki I sex industriya: mify,
               osvedomlennost’ I deystvie (long-distance commuters and the
               sex-industry: myths, awareness and action). Conference:
               Arkticheskaya meditsina, biologiya I ekologiya, Nadym, RF (online
               presentation)

2013        Lives on the Move: Mobile Labour in the Russian Oil and Gas Industry
               – relatedness to Europe. Talk at the opening celebration of the
               Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI), University of Vienna, AT

2012        Lives on the Move – an ethnographic approach to LDC in the Russian
               Petroleum Industry, invited lecture at the Blue Box Seminar, Memorial
               University, St. John´s, CAN

2011        Double(d) Lives and Social Spaces of Russian long-distance Commute
               Workers in the Russian Oil and Gas industry, 110th Annual Meeting of
               the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Montreal, CAN

2011        Seeing Long-Distance Commute Work from an Ethnographic Angle –
               Russian Oil and Gas Workers on the Move, International Congress of
               Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS VII), Akureyri, IS

2011        Organiser of the Seminar Day: Sparsely populated areas: economic
               diversification, mobile labour, community viability and demography – A
               comparative perspective from Australia, Russia and the EU,
               22.09.2011, Department for Geography, University of Vienna, AT 
               http://medienportal.univie.ac.at/uniview/professuren/detailansicht
               /artikel/auf-achse-in- russland-australien-und-oesterreich/

2010         Research collaborations as a tool for improving research conditions
                in Russia. Tage der Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie conference,
                University of Vienna, AT

2010        Labour Migration in the Western Siberian North: Lives and Social
               Spaces of Long-distance commuters (poster), State of the Arctic
               conference, Miami, US

2010        Vakhtoviki in North-western Siberian Oil and Gas Industries: Social
               Spaces and Systems of Inequality, IPY Oslo Science Conference, NOR

2010        Inter-regional Long-distance Commute Workers in the Russian Oil
               and Gas Industries – the Community Perspective, Beyond Periphery
               Conference, Darwin, AUS

2010        Intra-regional Long-distance Commute Workers in the Russian “Gaz
               Capital” Novy Urengoy, Beyond Periphery Conference, Whyalla, AUS

2009         “I cannot live without moving“ – Shift-Labour and private Life in
               North-Western Siberian Gas Regions, Annual Meeting of the Society
               for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, US

2008        Co-organiser of the international conference Biography, Shift-labour
               and Socialisation in a Northern Industrial City – The Far North:
               Particularities of Labour and Human Socialisation, (collaborative
               conference with the Tyumen State University in Novy Urengoy and the
               Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi FI), 4.12-6.12.2008 in Novy Urengoy, RF

2008        together with Elena Aleshkevich: State and Shift Labour in Western
               Siberia, ICASS VI conference, Nuuk, GL

2007        Exploring the Construction of Space among Vakhtoviki Life of
               Commuters in the North-West- Siberian Oil and Gas Regions,
               conference Knowledge, Creativity and Transformations of Societies,
               Vienna, AT

(panel organisations upon request)

 

Reviewer

 NordForsk Funding Agency

 Migration Letters Journal

 The Extractive Industry and Society Journal

 Fennia – International Journal of Geography

 Barents Studies: Peoples, Economies and Politics

 Energy Research & Social Science Journal

 Polar Science

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