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Ragazzi, Rossella

Seksjon for kulturvitenskap



Kulturvitenskap Seksjon
Tromsø Museum Universitetsmuseet
9037 Tromsø

Telefon 0047 77 64 55 78
Telefaks 0047 77 64 55 20



Museologi, visuelle antropologi, migrasjon, film, barndom, Kulturminner.


PhD, 2005

Professional Membership:

Member of the European Association of Social Anthropology: EASA.

Member of the Commission for Visual Anthropology, CVA.

Member of the Comité du Film Ethnographique, CFE, Musée de l'Homme.

Member of the Italian Association of Museal Anthropology, SIMBDEA.

Member of the Nordic Anthropological Film Association, NAFA.


Languages: Italian, French, English, Norwegian, Spanish

Biografiske data

Born in Rome, Italy in 1965

Andre publikasjoner

Recent publications

‘Memory, Resistance and Speaking the ‘Self'. Migrant Children's Accounts of a shifted place-time', In: Postma, Metje and P.I. Crawford (eds.), 'Reflecting Visual Ethnography - using the camera in anthropological research', Leiden & Hoejbjerg: CNWS Press and Intervention Press.2006

"Dwelling between Barn and Kitchen. Phenomenological perspectives in the making of the anthropological film: At Home in the World'' in Challenging Situatedness: Gender, Culture and the Production of Knowledge. Engelstad, Ericka and Siri Gerrard, (editors). Eburon Press, Delft. 2005. Distributed by University of Chicago Press.

"Migrant Children and the Performance of Memory: Film Fieldwork" in Grossman and O'Brien (eds.). In: "Projecting Migration: Transcultural Media Practice". Wallflower Press London. 2007.

"Il Futuro del Cinema Etnografico" in Antropologia Museale, special edition, Italy, October 2006.

"Toward Pedagogical Awareness: Teaching Cine-ethnography" in: Visual Anthropology Review, 23.1 June 2007. Berkely, University of California Press.

"Una serie di flash back verité: Jean Rouch'. In: Lares. Rivista di Antropologia. Edizioni Olski, Firenze 2004.

Among her recent  documentaries and anthropological films

"La Mémoire Dure"     DVD or Beta Sp, 82'     France Year: 2000

Special Prize of the Jury, International Anthropological Film Festival Nuoro, 2000

"At home in the World"             Digi DVD  63'     Norway,  Year: 2003

"Walking on Uneven Paths" Dvcam 6 hours  Ireland, Year 2005

"Firekeepers" Digital Beta, 57 min.   Norway, Sonar Film DA, 2007

Last documentary film
Norway 2007 | 57min | Sonar Film

Synopsis: The joik, a traditional Sámi song form, has recently become more widely heard, mainly due to the popularity of the band Adjagas. This documen-tary film explores a fascinating, evolving mode of performance that is a healing force for the Sámi people. The documentary follows young joikers Sara Marielle Gaup and Lawra Somby of Adjagas from the stage to their homes to reveal how issues of colonization, identity, endangered language and spirituality are bound up with their music.


30.08.07 Performing Nature in the worlds peripheries, Universitetet i Oslo

16.09.08 Premiere på Verdensteater. Lukket arrangement.

26.10.07 Institutt for flerkulturell kommunikasjon og kulturstudier, NTNU, Trondheim

1.10. 07 Siida Museum, Enare, Finland

18.10.07 Kino Athena, Tartu Estonia

01.12.07 Museumsnatt, Tromsø Museum, Tromsø

16 & 19.01.08 Tromsø Internasjonale Filmfestival

25.01.08  Inari Film  Festival

26.01.08 Fondazione Cini (; Venezia, Italia

01.02.08 Visual Cultural Studies dept. Institute of Social Anthropology.

04.02.08  Høgskolen I Tromsø. Seminar Videreutdanning i Helse og Samfunnsvitenskap.

07.02.08 Tromsø Universitet Museum. Forskningseminar,  Kultur Vitenskap seksjon.

03.02.08 Kulturhistorisk Museum, Oslo

10.02.08 Samisk søndag; Norsk Folkemuseum; Oslo

22.02.08 Verdensteater. Lukket Arrangement Fylkes Kommune Kultur Avdeling.

28.02.08 Sami Linguistic Documentation Seminar. Hum. Fak, Tromsø University

03.03.08 Culcom (Kulturell Kompleksitet i nye Norge) forskerseminar; Universitet i Oslo


16.05.08International Workshop:Indigeneity and "Indianness" in the World: Old Stories, New     Dialogues, Oslo/Tromsø University

31.05.08 "Breaking the Bareers" international conference , Isafiordur Museum, Iceland

02.06.08 Reykiavik Nordic House. Icelandic-Sami forening

05.06.08 NIFF, Nepalese Indigenous Film Festival 2008. Kathmandu, Nepal.

July 2008 Riddu Riddu Festival, Manndal, Troms.

August 2008: Santa Fé Indigenous Film Festival, U.S.

October 2008  Moscow International Anthropological Film Festival and Symposium. University of Moscow

Ocober 2008 S. Gimignano, University of Siena, International Symposium: Ars Videndi

October 2008  Joensuu, Carelia, Finland. Vis Cult Festival of Visual Culture

October 2008 Taiwann Indigenous Music and Film Festival.

October 2008 Barcelona. Stiges. Medimed Forum.

March 2009 : Australian National University, ANU, School of Humanities

Last papers presented to a conference/symposium:
"Walking on Uneven Paths: the Transcultural Experience of Migrant Children in France and Ireland". In: Visualising Childhood, International Symposium.
Venue: The Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, School of Humanities. The Australian National University. Canberra, April 2007

"Audio-visual representation of childdren's improvised activities: considerations and methodologies".
Venue: University of Manchester. Royal Anthropological Institute anthropological film conference. June 2007


Music & Poetry, Medecine and Healing, Childhood and Pedagogy and Marine Knowledge

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  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Visual Anthropology in Sardinia: review. Social Anthropology 2016. ISSN 0964-0282.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Challenging Our View of Temporality. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 2014; Volum 15 (5). ISSN 1444-2213.s 457 - 461.s doi: 10.1080/14442213.2014.952059.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Il cinema etnografico transculturale. I film e la riflessione teorica di David MacDougall. Visual Ethnography 2014; Volum 3 (2). ISSN 2281-1605.s 68 - 91.s doi: 10.12835/ve2014.2-0038.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Incandescent Joik: Filming Chants of Resilience in Sapmi, Norway. Visual Ethnography 2012; Volum 1 (1). ISSN 2281-1605.s 1 - 25.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Parole chiave dell'etnografia contemporanea: filmare. Antropologia Museale 2009; Volum 8 (22). ISSN 1971-4815.s XXIII - XXV.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Teorizzare e praticare il cinema antropologico nelle università e con le università. Ricerca Folklorica 2008 (57). ISSN 0391-9099.s 49 - 55.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The Meaning in the making: Sapmi Becoming a Nation exhibition at Tromsø University Museum. Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 2008; Volum 30. ISSN 1650-3686.s 99 - 120.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Toward Pedagogical Awareness: Teaching Cine Ethnography. Visual Anthropology Review 2007; Volum 23 (1). ISSN 1058-7187.s 1 - 15.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Migrant Children and the Performance of Memory: Film Fieldwork. Wallflower Press 2007 ISBN 978-1-905674-04-6.s 139 - 164.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Memory, Resistance and Speaking the Self. Intervention Press 2006 ISBN 87-89825-14-4.s 186 - 210.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Living With Camera In Between Barn and Kitchen. Phenomenological Perspectives On the Making of the Ethnographic Film: At Home in the World. 2005.s 85 - 99.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Una serie di flashbacks vérité: in memoria di Jean Rouch. Lares: trimestrale di studi demo-etno-antropologici 2004; Volum 69 (2-2003). ISSN 0023-8503.s 447 - 450.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Perceiving Children The Visual Anthropology of Childhood. Intervention Press 2017 ISBN 978-87-92724-11-3.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Miyajima Mon Amour. 2014.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Walking on Uneven Paths: The Transcultural Experience of Children entering Europe in the years 2000. Peter Lang Publishing Group 2009 ISBN 978-3-0343-0042-1.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Cinema Transculturale. 2015 ISBN 978-88-96094-20-4.

  • Varutti, Marzia; Silvén, Eva; Ragazzi, Rossella; Opdahl Mathisen, Silje. Rethinking Sámi cultures in museums. Nordisk Museologi 2015; Volum 2. ISSN 1103-8152.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Images of Cultural Diversity and Heritage. Images of Cultural Diversity and Heritage 2015-09-21 - 2015-09-26 2015.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The Question of Ambiguity in Complexity and Interconnectedness in Disciplinary Inquiry. Visual Expression in the Disciplines of Words 2015-03-25 - 2015.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Migrations. Carte Blanche à Eva Joly 2015-01-29 - 2015-01-31 2015.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The meta-construction in media anthropological research. Department of Ethnology 2015-04-20 - 2015-04-22 2015.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Innledning: Det eksotiske Nord. Ottar 2015; Volum 306 (3). ISSN 0030-6703.s 2 - 2.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Empathy, Exotopia, Emplacement in Visual Research. Lecture Series in Visual and Media Anthropplogy 2015-10-20 - 2015-10-22 2015.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Contact Zones: Museums, Ethnography, Perfomarmativity and Mediatization of Cultural Heritage through Artistic Intervention. Contact Zones 2015-06-29 - 2015-07-01 2015.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Cinema du Prayoga: Amrit Gangar. Cinema du Prayoga 2015-01-26 - 2015-01-28 2015.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Ole Henrik Magga: Saami Stories 2. 2014.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Innledning: Fra fugl til Rein. Ottar 2014; Volum 301 (3). ISSN 0030-6703.s 2 - 2.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Mari Boine: Saami Stories 1. 2014.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Margarethe Wiig. Margarethe Wiig ABC 2014-02-04 - 2014-05-04 2014.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Empathy: Research Questions and Methodologies in Visual Anthropology. Lecture Series 2014-10-14 - 2014-10-15 2014.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Cinema Etnografico Transculturale. I film e la riflessione teorica di David MacDougall. guest lecturers series 2013-03-26 - 2013-03-26 2013.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Behind the screen: anthropologists work with film. Oslo University 2013-04-19 - 2013-06-08 2013.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Etnografie filmiche transculturali in contesti di migrazione. conference 2013-03-22 - 2013-03-22 2013.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Firekeepers, documentary. film screening in Samiske Kirkedager Festival 2013-08-09 - 2013-08-10 2013.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Liberating Mimesis: Between Art and Anthropology. Critical Arts. A Journal for Cultural Studies 2013; Volum 27 (6). ISSN 0256-0046.s 801 - 808.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Introduzione all'antropologia visiva. Conference 2013-03-19 - 2013-03-19 2013.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Looking back: Tom Andersen. 2013.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Esperienze transculturali di bambini migranti: verso un'etnografia sistemica. Lezioni Aperte 2012-10-28 - 2012-10-28 2012.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The construction of the cinema subject. lecture 2012-10-22 - 2012-10-23 2012.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Incontri, Attraversamenti: Lévi-Strauss per me. Antropologia Museale 2010; Volum 23 (24). ISSN 1971-4815.s 33 - 34.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Perceiving Children: the Visual Anthropology of Childhood. Perceiving Children 2010-08-29 - 2010-09-02 2010.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Inquadrature: Cinefili, fili di Luce in Movimento. Retrospective in Cinema Studies 2010-09-30 - 2010-10-02 2010.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The Road to Mental Decolonization: DVD. 2010.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Arkeologer som minner. 2009.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Ricordo di Lévi-Strauss. Antropologia Museale 2009; Volum 8 (23). ISSN 1971-4815.s 3 - 4.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Lo yoik Sami (Lappone): identità, lingua, confronto generazionale. Seminario Internazionale di Musicologia comparativa 2008-01-25 - 2008-01-28 2008.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. "I guardiani del fuoco". Fra yoik e rock: flessibilità identitaria presso giovani Sami della Norvegia Contemporanea. Ars Videndi National Summer School of Visual Anthropology 2008-10-02 - 2008-10-06 2008.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Summer School of New York University: Global City and Media Ethnography Co-director with prof. Allen Feldman. Summer School New York University 2008-06-12 - 2008-06-30 2008.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Visual Anthropology of Childhood: the site specific context. Panel and Workshop 2007-06-27 - 2007-07-02 2007.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Firekeepers. 2007.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The Transcultural Experience of Migrant children in France and Ireland: Walking on Uneven Paths. Interdisciplinary Symposium 2007-04-27 - 2007-04-28 2007.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Framing Migration and Childhood: an Anthropological Film Approach. Du cinema Ethnographique à l'Anthropologie Visuelle 2006-03-25 - 2006-03-27 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Göttingen International Film Festival. 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Media-led ethnographic Practice: an evaluation. Summer School in Media-Practice Led Research 2006-06-22 - 2006-06-23 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Il non detto e l'indicibile. Forme di resistenza all'assimilazione di alcuni bambini migranti in Francia e Irlanda. Mediazioni Culturali 2006-03-31 - 2006-04-01 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Sensory Ethnography. Sensory Ethnography 2006-02-22 - 2006-02-23 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The Eloquence of Silence: a case study of a ten years old girl from Popular China in France. Intercultural Aspects in Education 2006-02-23 - 2006-02-24 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Migrant Children: Ethnographic Film and Classroom Research. The Global city and Media Ethnography 2006-02-25 - 2006-02-27 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Lungo Sentieri Sconnessi. Esperienze Transculturali e Narrative di Bambini Migranti nell'Europa contemporanea. Seminario Permanente di Intercultura 2006-03-29 - 2006-03-30 2006.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. DVD Walking on Uneven Paths: Ethnographic Digital Film Archive. 6 hours. 2005.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Framing Space-Time with Children in Trnasit. The Frontiers of Visual Anthropology 2005-09-18 - 2005-09-18 2005.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Note sui contenuti etnologici ed etnomusicologici nell'opera omnia di Otar Ioseliani. Polifonia a viva vice n.9 2005-11-30 - 2005-11-30 2005.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Aspetti etnologici ed etnomusicologici nel cinema di Otar Ioseliani. Polifonie in Viva Voce n.9 2005-11-30 - 2005-11-30 2005.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Walking on Uneven Paths: The Transcultural Experience of Migrant Children in France and Ireland. 2005.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Antropologia Visiva: le scuole dello Sguardo tra partecipazione e osservazione. Giornate di Studio di Antropologia Visiva 2004-05-04 - 2004-05-08 2004.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. A crisis in Visual Ethnography: An Evaluation. Workshop on visual Ethnography 2004-10-20 - 2004-10-22 2004.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Intercultural Education: Migration, Childhood and Storytelling. Transcultural Media Seminar Series 2003-02-20 - 2003-02-20 2003.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. At Home in the World. 2003.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. The Enigma of Health. 2002.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. La Memoire Dure. 2000.

  • Ragazzi, Rossella. Else hjemme i verden. 1999.

  • Holtedahl, Lisbet; Colusso, Enrica; Ragazzi, Rossella. Is what they learn worth what they forget? Everyday life in a Mbororo family in Northern Cameroon. 1997.

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