Projects per year
Lukas Allemann has been working since 2013 in the anthropology research team at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. He holds a Master’s degree in Eastern European history and Russian studies from the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Allemann specialises in historical anthropology and indigenous issues in the Russian North. He has been doing extensive fieldwork on the Kola Peninsula (Northwest Russia) since 2008 with regular visits to the field. His main research area is about the consequences of Soviet policies towards its indigenous minorities, based on oral history interviewing and participant observation work among indigenous Saami people as well as non-indigenous local actors.
Since 2018, a second strand of research has been anthropological inquiry into young peoples’ aspirations and well-being in Arctic single-industry towns in Russia. In all of his research, Allemann puts an emphasis on long-term field commitment, including bringing back research results to the communities they stem from.
Field of science
- Social anthropology
- Arctic Anthropology
- Oral History
WOLLIE: Live, Work or Leave? Youth - wellbeing and the viability of (post) extrative Arctic industrial cities in Finland and Russia
01.01.2018 → 31.12.2020
Project: Co-funded project
ORHELIA: Oral History of Empires by Elders in the Arctic. A comparative history of the relations between states/Empires and their subjects in their northernmost peripheries
01.09.2011 → 30.09.2015
Project: Co-funded project
Ensuring Thriving Northern Towns for Young People: A Best Practices Guide / Vetovoimainen Kunta Pohjoisen Nuorille – Parhaita Käytäntöjä / Molodezh’ v severnykh gorodakh: luchshie praktiki.Adams, R-M., Allemann, L., Bolotova, A., Ivanova, A., Komu, T., Pitukhina, M., Simakova, A. & Stammler, F., 2020, Rovaniemi: Lapin yliopisto, Arktinen keskus.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Allemann, L., 2020, Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic. Koivurova, T., Broderstad, E. G., Cambou, D., Dorough, D. & Stammler, F. (eds.). Routledge, p. 92-105
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
Allemann, L., 2020, Rovaniemi: Lapin yliopisto. 324 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis › Collection of ArticlesOpen Access
Sharing Oral History With Arctic Indigenous Communities: Ethical Implications of Bringing Back Research ResultsAllemann, L. & Dudeck, S., 2019, In : Qualitative Inquiry. 25, 9-10, p. 890 –906 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-reviewOpen Access3 Citations (Scopus)
The Perspective of Former Pupils: Indigenous Children and Boarding Schools on the Kola Peninsula, 1960s to 1980sAllemann, L., 2019, Sámi Educational History in a Comparative International Perspective. Kortekangas, O., Keskitalo, P., Nyyssönen, J., Kotljarchuk, A., Paksuniemi, M. & Sjögren, D. (eds.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 83-104
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-reviewFile145 Downloads (Pure)