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Anastasiya Astapova- "Ferroconcrete Cases, Sausage Migrants, and Santa Barbara: Self-reflexive Metaphors among Russian-speaking Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Estonia"

Wed, Oct 11, 4:00 pm
GISB 1060

Please join us for Anastasiya Astapova's talk, entitled "Ferroconcrete Cases, Sausage Migrants, and Santa Barbara: Self-reflexive Metaphors among Russian-speaking Refugees and Asylum-Seekers in Estonia" in GISB 1060.

       

"Drawing upon the results of extensive fieldwork, this talk will survey the refugee situation in Estonia and its public perception, focusing in particular on Russophone refugees and asylum seekers from post-Soviet countries and exploring the self-reflexive metaphors they employ to classify themselves and their peers as deserving or undeserving and thereby codify the asylum-seeking process with familiar categories."

Dr. Astapova is a research fellow at the University of Tartu in Estonia and the author of numerous publications on political mythology, ideology, and humor.