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Dr. Mari Korpela is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (social anthropology) in the University of Tampere. Her research interests include anthropology of childhood, lifestyle migration, transnational communities, countercultures, gender and travel as well as ethnographic research methods. Her PhD dissertation is an ethnographic research dealing with Westerners in Varanasi, India. (More Vibes in India. Westerners in Search of a Better Life in Varanasi, 2009)

In January 2011, Mari started a three-year-long post-doctoral research titled “Mobile Childhood. Children of Lifestyle Migrants in Goa, India”. The research investigates the social and cultural environment in which the Western children in Goa grow and it asks how the children experience their transnationally mobile lifestyle and how they define their identities and belonging. The study is funded by the Academy of Finland (2011-2013). During the project, Mari has also been a visiting scholar in the Department of Sociology in the University of Goa


mari.korpela (at) uta.fi