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Coppelie Cocq

Associate Professor in Sámi Studies and Nordic Folkloristics specializing in Minority Studies.

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Research fellow (absent) at Humlab
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Humanisthuset, HUMlab, Korridor A4, Rum: A 408 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

Coppélie Cocq, Associate Professor in Sami Studies at Umeå University and Associate Professor in Nordic Folkloristics, especially minority studies at Åbo Akademi University. From January 2019 she is on leave of absence from Umeå University and is employed at the University of Helsinki as Professor of Ethnology (coppelie.cocq@helsinki.fi).

Coppélie has a Ph.D. in the Sami Studies 2008 with the thesis Revoicing Sámi narratives. North Sámi storytelling at the turn of the 20th century (Sámi Dutkan, Umeå University).

She conducts research within the focus area of digital practices. Her research interests are cultural forms of expression, storytelling and narrative (from oral to digital) as well as critical studies in minority and indigenous research. Ethical and methodological perspectives on digital ethnography are other topical issues in her research.

Current research projects

- The language of place-making. A mixed-method analysis of the linguistic landscapes (FORMAS, 2019-2021)
The project focuses on linguistic landscapes (languages on signs etc.) in Norrland. The purpose is to investigate how languages as they materialize in our environment contribute to creating public spaces. With the help of qualitative and quantitative methods, we describe and analyze which languages are visible and which are not, and relate these results to demographic, socio-economic and spatial characteristics in different places. This will enable us to understand how urban and rural environments are created with the help of majority, indigenous and minority languages.

- The Societal Dimensions of Sámi Research (The Research Council of Norway, 2018-2019)
This project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and is based at Tromsø University. It examines the social conditions that framed the production of academic knowledge during different periods. The research group is interdisciplinary and focuses on research and societal relations in the Nordic countries from the Lappology time to the present.

Within the framework of this project, Coppélie is studying contemporary conditions for Sami research in today's society with particular focus on the digital media landscape, on the one hand, and the development of the field of indigenous research on the other.

- DISLIFE Liveable disabilities: Life courses and opportunity structures across time (ERC, 2017-2018)
Coppélie's research examines the use of social media and its role for people with disabilities, eg. for activism, self-representation and negotiation of authority.

- iAccept: Soft surveillance – between acceptance and resistance (The Foundation Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg's Memorial Fund, 2018-2020)
Within this project, Coppélie investigates how surveillance is perceived by the public and various practices linked to monitoring.

Selection of completed projects:

- Production and mediation of indigenous knowledge: oral and mediated strategies for expressing Sami identities (FORMAS 2013-2016).
In this project, Coppélie Cocq has investigated the role of the internet and digital technology for the production and communication of knowledge. Thanks to the internet, the opportunities for indigenous peoples to communicate and express their culture have increased significantly. Many stories get a spread far beyond what was previously possible. Digital tools for producing and reproducing folkloric genres provide increased opportunities for the creation of new traditions and new interpretations.

- In the Humlab project Media Places, Coppélie Cocq studied Sami digital environments and the interaction between online and offline cultural forms of expression. Learn more at: challengingtraditions.wordpress.com/my-research-project/

- During the period 2012-2014, she worked on a project on stories about nature, Nature Narrated. A Study of Oral Narratives about Environmental and Natural Disasters from a Folkloristic and Linguistic Ethnographic Perspective (financed by The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences). This study contributes to today's environmental debate with a different perspective, where traditional knowledge is in focus. The project adds a comparative perspective in which different population groups are allowed to speak and focus on the human and her meaning-creating strategies.

2019
Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies, Leiden: Boston: Brill Academic Publishers 2019 : 1-10
Cocq, Coppélie; Sullivan, Kirk P H
2019
Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, Vol. 21, (1) : 238-249
Ineland, Jens; Gelfgren, Stefan; Cocq, Coppélie
2019
Perspectives on indigenous writing and literacies, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers 2019 : 215-219
Sullivan, Kirk P.H.; Langum, Virginia; Cocq, Coppélie
2018
Media International Australia: Incorporating Culture & Policy, Sage Publications 2018, Vol. 169, (1) : 21-31
Outakoski, Hanna; Cocq, Coppélie; Steggo, Peter
2017
Sápmi i ord och bild: en antologi. 2, Västra Frölunda: On Line 2017 : 528-543
Cocq, Coppélie
2017
Samisk kamp: kulturförmedling och rättviserörelse, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur 2017 : 280-298
Cocq, Coppélie
2017
Samisk kamp: kulturförmedling och rättviserörelse, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur 2017 : 7-15
Liliequist, Marianne; Cocq, Coppélie
2017
European Journal of Communication, Sage Publications 2017, Vol. 32, (2) : 131-150
Lindgren, Simon; Cocq, Coppélie
2016
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Vol. 1 : 42-49
Andersson, Daniel; Cocq, Coppélie
2016
Narrative works, New Brunswick: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative 2016, Vol. 6, (2) : 1-27
Andersson, Daniel; Cocq, Coppélie
2016
Indigenous people and mobile technologies, New York: Routledge 2016 : 147-159
Cocq, Coppélie
2016
Research Methods for Reading Digital Data in the Digital Humanities, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2016 : 111-125
Cocq, Coppélie
2016
The Environment in the Age of the Internet: Activists, Communication, and the Digital Landscape, Open Book Publishers 2016 : 53-74
Cocq, Coppélie
2015
Dagens Nyheter
Allard, Christina; Axelsson, Per; Brännlund, Isabelle; et al.
2015
Sápmi i ord och bild: en antologi. 1, Västra Frölunda: On Line 2015 : 540-553
Cocq, Coppélie
2015
Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 128, (509) : 273-285
Cocq, Coppélie
2015
Arv. Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore, Uppsala: 2015, Vol. 71 : 209-210
Cocq, Coppélie
2015
Samiskt språkcentrum och Umeå universitet, institutionen för språkstudier 2015
Cocq, Coppélie; Lindgren, Eva; Belancic, Kristina; et al.
2014
Naturen för mig: nutida röster och kulturella perspektiv, Göteborg: Institutet för språk och folkminnen 2014 : 183-190
Andersson, Daniel; Cocq, Coppélie
2014
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Umeå universitet 2014, Vol. 23, (4) : 22-29
Cocq, Coppélie
2014
Västerbotten, Vol. 2 : 3-7
Cocq, Coppélie
2014
Folklore, Estonian Literary Museum 2014, Vol. 57 : 80-100
Cocq, Coppélie
2014
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv vid Umeå universitet 2014, Vol. 23, (1) : 5-12
Cocq, Coppélie
2014
Umeå: Västerbottens Museum 2014
Cocq, Coppélie; Heinerud, Jans; Larsson, Thomas B; et al.
2014
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv vid Umeå universitet 2014, Vol. 23, (1) : 2-4
Liliequist, Marianne; Cocq, Coppélie
2013
Hybrid media culture: sensing place in a world of flows, London: Routledge 2013 : 51-66
Cocq, Coppélie
2013
Folklore: the journal of the Folklore Society, Routledge 2013, Vol. 124, (1) : 1-14
Cocq, Coppélie
2013
Journal of Northern Studies, Umeå: Umeå University & The Royal Skyttean Society 2013, Vol. 7, (1) : 98-100
Cocq, Coppélie
2013
Oral Tradition, Columbia, MO: Center for Studies in Oral Tradition 2013, Vol. 28, (1)
Cocq, Coppélie
2012
Språkets gränser - och verklighetens: Perspektiv på begreppet gräns, Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet 2012 : 17-32
Andersson, Daniel; Cocq, Coppélie
2012
Rethinking Cultural Transfer and Transmission: Reflections and New Perspectives, Groningen: Barkhuis 2012 : 33-48
Cocq, Coppélie
2010
Samer som "den andre", samer om "den andre": identitet och etnicitet i nordiska kulturmöten
Cocq, Coppélie
2010
Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien 2010, Vol. 133
Cocq, Coppélie
2009
L'image du Sápmi: études comparées, Örebro: Humanistic Studies at Örebro University 2009 : 372-387
Cocq, Coppélie
2009
Provins - norrländskt magasin, H:ström - Text & Kultur 2009, (1) : 41-48
Cocq, Coppélie
2008
Journal of Folklore Research, Vol. 45, (2) : 193-228
Cocq, Coppélie
2006
Barnboken: svenska barnboksinstitutets tidskrift, Vol. 29, (2) : 51-53
Cocq, Coppélie
2005
Ett land, ett folk:  Sápmi i historia och nutid, Umeå: Centrum för samisk forskning 2005 : 273-284
Cocq, Coppélie
2004
The Sámi and the Scandinavians: aspects of 2000 years of contact, Hamburg: Kovač 2004 : 99-111
Cocq, Coppélie

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Research projects

1 January 2011 until 30 December 2016