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Vita Zelenska

Project: What Does it Mean to Be a Refugee? Sites of Knowledge Production and Their Asymmetrical Entanglements


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ger Duijzings

Vita Zelenska is a researcher, curator, and artist working in the spheres of the anthropology of sound, cultural anthropology, and sound studies. She graduated from the European University at Saint-Petersburg with a major in cultural anthropology (MA). Her research interests include political agency, subjectivity, and production of space (space-in-the-making).
Her current project at the Leibniz ScienceCampus focuses on knowledge-making about what it “means” to be a refugee. The project applies asymmetric non-comparative research that will be conducted in Greece and the USA.


Zelenska, V. (2021) Researching sound as political, Neprikosnovennyi zapas N134 6 (2020) [in Russian].


June 2021
Science and Technology Studies Italy conference “Dis/entangling Technoscience”, Trieste, Italy/online
Title of the presentation: “Questioning “representation” of forced migration in media”

June 2021
International Society for Ethnology and Folklore Congress “Breaking the rules? Power, participation and transgression”, Helsinki/online
Title of the presentation: “Voicing frustration. Researching migration in contemporary Greece”

August 2021
Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference (with IBG), London/online
Title of the presentation: “Refusal to speak for/without/around/about”

October 2021
Field Sound Recordings: Music, Speech, Landscape, Saint-Petersburg/Moscow/online
Title of the presentation: “Anthropological field as a sonic project”