Ambivalent Europeans: Global Processes through the Lens of Youth Projects.

Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge
October 11, 2018
12:45 – 1:45 PM

How do individuals living in Lithuania, a nation-state at the margins of the European Union, experience and react to transnational processes, including the European project?  In my paper, I outline the challenges of studying transnational processes and highlight my own approach that considers youth as a lens on global processes and a site of social transformations.  My research, based on ethnographic study of non-profit organizations working with “at-risk” youth, examines complex local reactions to global narratives and practices targeting young people.   

Marina Mikhaylova is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Teaching/Instructional) at Temple University.  She has a Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.  She graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science.  She was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute.  Marina’s teaching interests include political anthropology, linguistic anthropology, globalization, and youth.  She is working on a book manuscript on youth projects and transnational governance in Lithuania, while her new research examines globalization by focusing on World Cup in Russia.


Date & Time
October 11, 2018
12:45 pm-1:45 pm