Firouz Gaini
Associate Professor, Ph.D. in Antropology and Social Science
Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Telephone +298 299438
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Teaching
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Childhood and Youth Research
  • World-View and Ethics
  • Citizen, Institution and Society
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Science
  • Institution, Organization, and Social Change
  • Sociology and Culture
  • Qualitative Methods and Research Ethics
Research interests
  • Youth Research
  • Men and Masculinities
  • Small Islands Studies
  • Future Sociology
  • Identity and Everyday Life
Latest publications
  • Gaini, F. 2018. Young Kalaallit Men's Negotiation of Masculinity. In Fróðskaparrit vol.65. Tórshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Lopez, J.A.C., Nordfjell, O.B., Gaini, F. and Heikkinen, M. 2018. Promising Nordic practices in gender equality promotion. Developing teacher education dialogue, practice, and policy cycles on-line. In Policy Futures in Education Vol.16(5)
Description of teaching

Firouz Gaini

Overview
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Childhood and Youth Research
  • World-View and Ethics
  • Citizen, Institution and Society
  • Social Anthropology
  • Social Science
  • Institution, Organization, and Social Change
  • Sociology and Culture
  • Qualitative Methods and Research Ethics

Courses 2001 – 2015

  • Advance level (PhD course) in Culture and Anthropology....November 2015 (U Faroe Islands) 15 ECTS
  • Advanced level teaching in Experts in Teamwork....January 2015 (NTNU Trondheim) 7.5 ECTS
  • Advanced level teaching in Experts in Teamwork....January 2014 (NTNU Trondheim) 7.5 ECTS
  • Advanced level teaching in Experts in Teamwork....January 2013 (NTNU Trondheim) 7.5 ECTS
  • Advance level teaching in (Fieldwork) Preparatory Course....February-April 2014 (NTNU Trondheim) 7.5 ECTS
  • Advance level teaching in (Fieldwork) Preparatory Course....February-April 2013 (NTNU Trondheim) 7.5 ECTS
  • Advance level teaching in Master’s Thesis Seminar....February-May 2014 (NTNU Trondheim) 10 ECTS
  • Advance level teaching in Master’s Thesis Seminar....September-Nov. 2013 (NTNU Trondheim) 10 ECTS
  • Advance level teaching in Master’s Thesis Seminar....February-May 2013 (NTNU Trondheim) 10 ECTS

 

  • Undergraduate teaching in Ethics and World-View....May-June 2012 (U Faroe Islands) 7.5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Ethics and World-View....April-June 2011 (U Faroe Islands) 9 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Ethics and World-View....November-Dec. 2009 (U Faroe Islands) 9 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Citizen, Institution & Society....April-May 2012 (U Faroe Islands) 15 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Philosophy of Science....August-October 2012 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Philosophy of Science....September-Oct. 2011 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Philosophy of Science.... February 2011 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Philosophy of Science....April-May 2010 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Philosophy of Science....August-Sept. 2010 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Philosophy of Science....September-Oct. 2009 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Children’s & Youth Cultures....October-Nov. 2011 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Children’s & Youth Cultures....May-June 2010 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Children’s & Youth Cultures....September-Oct. 2009 (U Faroe Islands) 5 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anthropology & Sociology....October 2011 (U Faroe Islands) 3 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anthropology & Sociology....October 2010 (U Faroe Islands) 3 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anthropology & Sociology....October 2009 (U Faroe Islands) 3 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anthropology & Sociology....October 2008 (Faroe Nursery Sch.) 3 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anthropology & Sociology....October 2007 (Faroe Nursery Sch.) 3 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Anthropology & Sociology....October 2006 (Faroe Nursery Sch.) 3 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in cultural Studies....September-Nov. 2008 (U Faroe Islands) 15 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in General Sociology....September-Oct. 2006 (U Faroe Islands) 10 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in cultural Theory....September-Dec. 2005 (U Faroe Islands) 15 ECTS
  • Undergraduate teaching in Nationalism & Ethnicity....September-Dec. 2001 (U Faroe Islands) 15 ECTS
Description of research

Firouz Gaini has been active as researcher in anthropology since the late 1990s. His main work has looked at young people’s identities and everyday lives. He has explored the lives of contemporary young people with focus on media and communication, schooling and education, social and  family life, gender and cultural identities, future dreams and perspectives. His Faroese ethnographic research has been characterized by the underlying premise of a societal transition from ‘tradition’ to (late) modernity. Most of his work is based on data from the Faroes, but he has also done fieldwork in Greenland (Nuuk), France (Nice) and Japan (Oki and Okinawa Islands). Recently, he has also been looking at small islands and islandness in his research. Men & masculinities is one of the key themes in his ongoing scientific enterprises.

Overview
  • ‘Faroese fatherhood in transition: Exploring everyday life, family relations and across two generations of men in contemporary Faroe Islands’
  • ‘Valuing the past, sustaining the future: Education, Knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communities – A comparative approach’
  • 'NABO. Social inclusion of Youth in the Nordic Region'
  • ‘Journeys to a Ryukyuan Tomorrow: The Future Images of Contemporary Okinawa Island Youth’

 

Projects

Current projects

 

Valuing the past, sustaining the future: Education, Knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communities – A comparative approach’ (2016-2021). This qualitative project aims at establishing a deeper knowledge base of the interplay between generation, knowledge, identities and working life. Childhood and intergenerational relations represent a particular focus of investigation. Across three generations in five countries (Norway, Faroe Islands, Ireland, Cyprus, and Tasmania), the programme explores work, everyday life and knowledge among children and their families, past and present. Professor Anne Trine Kjørholt (NTNU, Norway) is the project manager. Firouz Gaini is the leader of the Faroese project. Kjartan Sleire is the project assistant in the Faroe Islands. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway.  

‘NABO. Social Inclusion of Youth in the Nordic Region’ (2018-2020). This Nordic project is looking at social inclusion from a youth perspective, focusing on three main themes: opportunity for participation in social life (e.g. leisure activities), opportunity for influencing (own life situation) and access to services (housing, schooling, etc.). It is based on qualitative methods – focus group interviews. Firouz Gaini is the leader of the Faroese project. Jeff Jonsson, Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (MUCF), is project manager. Commissioned and funded by the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society.

‘Journeys to a Ryukyuan Tomorrow: The Future Images of Contemporary Okinawa Island Youth’ (2018-2020). This anthropological project addresses the question of island futures through the eyes of the youth. It is a response to key global challenges resonating (peripheral) island communities’ preconditions for a sustainable future. The presumption of the project is that we need to rethink the human impact on local development and societal revitalization by putting young people in focus: How do girls/boys envision the future of their islands? The overall aim of the project is to carry out ethnographic research with the impact of providing new knowledge about the dynamic interplay between local community, identity, and future visions; bridging past/present/future in young people’s narratives. The project is funded by the Japan-Scandinavia Sasakawa Foundation.

‘Faroese fatherhood in transition: Exploring everyday life, family relations and across two generations of men in contemporary Faroe Islands’ (2018-2020). This interdisciplinary project presents new perspectives on gender and gender differences in the Faroes. It investigates the Faroese family model by exploring the everyday lives, (gender) identities, and intergenerational relations of men of diverse background. The project promotes (local) knowledge on fatherhood and parenthood across two generations, and connects this knowledge to social, political and economic contexts. The main aim is to generate new insights, develop new knowledge, and to identify existing manifestations of gender inequalities in society. Firouz Gaini is the project manager. Other participant researchers: Runa Preeti Ísfeld, Kári Holm Johannesen and Lív Patursson. The project is funded by the Research Council Faroe Islands.

 

Terminated projects (selection)

‘Beyond Hegemony – Masculine Subjectivites at the Margin’ (2013-2015). This project and network had firm basis in gender research and critical studies of men and masculinity. The aim of the network and project was – against the background of recent developments in international research on masculinity/gender – to focus on ‘brake factors’ and how these relate to processes of marginalization. We focused on four different ‘fields’ in society: the family, work, the media and the school. Professor Thomas Johansson, Gothenburg University, was the project manager. Firouz Gaini was the leader of the Norwegian team. Norway, Sweden, Denmark and UK participated in the network. Results were published in the book Marginalized Masculinities. Contexts, Continuities and Change (Routledge, 2017) The project was funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences).

‘Young People, Old Islands. A study of the future perspectives of young people from the Oki Islands (Japan)’ (2015-2016). This project was about young people’s local identities and mobilities from the context of a small and remote group of islands in Japan. The aim was to analyse the dynamic centre/periphery relation in the age of globalization: what are the main societal challenges of small-scale island communities in the world today? The senior high school in Ama-Town (where I did fieldwork) represents an innovative institution promoting ‘glocal’ knowledge and helping young people to be reflective regarding future life strategies. The project was funded by the Japan-Scandinavia Sasakawa Foundation and the Fredrik Stang Foundation (Norway).

‘Boys to Men. Childhood, Boyhood and Identity in the Nordic Periphery: A Case Study from an Urban Greenlandic Community’ (2013-2015). This (postdoctoral) project examined young kalaallit’s (Inuit Greenlanders) perspectives on gender identity and cultural change with focus on their presentations of kalaaleq man and risks of marginalization. The project (with fieldwork in Nuuk in 2014) outlined the close connection between (gendered) images of the traditional hunter lifestyle and discourses on the social and cultural predicaments of contemporary man in Greenland. Identity negotiation takes place with navigation between narratives on their ‘kalaallit ancestors’ and new images of man. The project was funded by the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (Trondheim).

‘Promising Nordic Practices - on-line education and platform for educators on Gender Equality and Equity Promotion’ (2015-2016). This Nordic project aimed to bring gender equality politics to the education sector. The goals of the project were as follows: to construct the on-line education, recruit (early childhood) education institution directors and school rectors to participate to the on-line education, present the education and syllabus at a NERA conference and collect feedback from participants and write a report of the main result of the education. Professor Mervi Heikkinen, University of Oulo, was the project manager. The project covered the Faroes, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. It was funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

‘Arctic Youth Future Perspectives’ (2013-2015). This project was a part of the project ‘Foresight Analysis for Sustainable Regional Development in the Nordic Arctic’, commissioned by the Nordic Working Group for Sustainable Regional Development in the Arctic (Nordic Council of Ministers). The case studies in local rural communities – in the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland – were based on a qualitative approach. Young people are those who will carry out future development, and therefore their preferences in terms of education, employment opportunities, and cooperation around the region are important perspectives when planning for the communities. Dr. Anna Karlsdóttir, University of Iceland (and later Nordregio), was the project manager. Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes. It was funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

‘Teaching and Learning in Primary School’ (2011-2014). Faroese-Icelandic comparative school education project. Cooperation between University of Iceland & University of the Faroe Islands. This project, with participants from upper secondary schools in the whole country, aimed to assess national educational policies and priorities from the perspective of the students: how satisfied are they with the school? Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes (until 2012). Funded by participating universities.

‘Youth in the Faroe Islands 2012’ (2011-2012). Comparative school survey project. This project with ninth graders (born in 2012) as participants, focused on health, well-being, family life, leisure, schooling, (future) plans, etcetera. It uncovered interesting similarities and differences between Iceland and the Faroes. Cooperation between University of Reykjavík & University of the Faroe Islands. Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes. Funded by University of Reykjavík.

‘Life Values, Individuality and Solidarity’ (2010 – 2011). Project on values and moral education among students from upper secondary and higher education institution in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Sweden. The aim of the project was to examine continuities and discontinuities in the life values and ethics of the youth generation compared to the older generations. Firouz Gaini and Poul Guttesen were in charge of the Faroese project. Participants from Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Funded by NordPlus.

‘The Nordic Youth Research 2010’ (2009-2010). Comparative Nordic school survey project. The aim of the project was to examine the health, culture, identity and everyday life of young people (aged 16-19) in the Nordic countries. Jón Sigfússon, University of Reykjavík, was the project manager. More than 13.000 participants from all the Nordic countries. Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes. Commissioned and funded by NORDBUK, the Nordic Council of Ministers.

‘Children & Youth Research - Culture, Leisure and Well-being’ (2007-2008). School survey project. This project, with participants from third and eighth grades (in eight different schools) in the Faroes, focused on culture, leisure and social well-being among Faroese children. The aim was to provide new data to be used by policy-makers preparing a national youth policy. Firouz Gaini was the project manager. Commissioned and funded by the Ministry of Culture and Education, Faroe Islands.

‘Car Culture. Youth, Traffic and Safety’ (2006-2008). This anthropological project examined Faroese youth cultures with focus on the role and meaning of the car (and car driving). It was based on quantitative and qualitative data from different parts of the Faroes. Firouz Gaini was the project manager. It was prepared and conducted in collaboration with the Road Safety Agency (RFF). Funded by the Research Council Faroe Islands and the Road Safety Agency.

‘Media, Culture and Late Modernity. An Anthropological Study of Faroese Youth’ (2001-2006). This PhD project represents pioneering research on Faroese youth in a (late) modern context. The aim of the project was to examine contemporary youth cultures with focus on the deep societal and cultural shift in the Faroes since the 1980s. Jóan Pauli Joensen, professor in History and Ethnology at that time, was my main supervisor. Funded by the Research Council Faroe Islands.

Present projects

Current projects

 

Valuing the past, sustaining the future: Education, Knowledge and identity across three generations in coastal communities – A comparative approach’ (2016-2021). This qualitative project aims at establishing a deeper knowledge base of the interplay between generation, knowledge, identities and working life. Childhood and intergenerational relations represent a particular focus of investigation. Across three generations in five countries (Norway, Faroe Islands, Ireland, Cyprus, and Tasmania), the programme explores work, everyday life and knowledge among children and their families, past and present. Professor Anne Trine Kjørholt (NTNU, Norway) is the project manager. Firouz Gaini is the leader of the Faroese project. Kjartan Sleire is the project assistant in the Faroe Islands. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway.  

‘NABO. Social Inclusion of Youth in the Nordic Region’ (2018-2020). This Nordic project is looking at social inclusion from a youth perspective, focusing on three main themes: opportunity for participation in social life (e.g. leisure activities), opportunity for influencing (own life situation) and access to services (housing, schooling, etc.). It is based on qualitative methods – focus group interviews. Firouz Gaini is the leader of the Faroese project. Jeff Jonsson, Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (MUCF), is project manager. Commissioned and funded by the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society.

‘Journeys to a Ryukyuan Tomorrow: The Future Images of Contemporary Okinawa Island Youth’ (2018-2020). This anthropological project addresses the question of island futures through the eyes of the youth. It is a response to key global challenges resonating (peripheral) island communities’ preconditions for a sustainable future. The presumption of the project is that we need to rethink the human impact on local development and societal revitalization by putting young people in focus: How do girls/boys envision the future of their islands? The overall aim of the project is to carry out ethnographic research with the impact of providing new knowledge about the dynamic interplay between local community, identity, and future visions; bridging past/present/future in young people’s narratives. The project is funded by the Japan-Scandinavia Sasakawa Foundation.

‘Faroese fatherhood in transition: Exploring everyday life, family relations and across two generations of men in contemporary Faroe Islands’ (2018-2020). This interdisciplinary project presents new perspectives on gender and gender differences in the Faroes. It investigates the Faroese family model by exploring the everyday lives, (gender) identities, and intergenerational relations of men of diverse background. The project promotes (local) knowledge on fatherhood and parenthood across two generations, and connects this knowledge to social, political and economic contexts. The main aim is to generate new insights, develop new knowledge, and to identify existing manifestations of gender inequalities in society. Firouz Gaini is the project manager. Other participant researchers: Runa Preeti Ísfeld, Kári Holm Johannesen and Lív Patursson. The project is funded by the Research Council Faroe Islands.

Finished projects

Terminated projects (selection)

 

‘Beyond Hegemony – Masculine Subjectivites at the Margin’ (2013-2015). This project and network had firm basis in gender research and critical studies of men and masculinity. The aim of the network and project was – against the background of recent developments in international research on masculinity/gender – to focus on ‘brake factors’ and how these relate to processes of marginalization. We focused on four different ‘fields’ in society: the family, work, the media and the school. Professor Thomas Johansson, Gothenburg University, was the project manager. Firouz Gaini was the leader of the Norwegian team. Norway, Sweden, Denmark and UK participated in the network. Results were published in the book Marginalized Masculinities. Contexts, Continuities and Change (Routledge, 2017) The project was funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences).

‘Young People, Old Islands. A study of the future perspectives of young people from the Oki Islands (Japan)’ (2015-2016). This project was about young people’s local identities and mobilities from the context of a small and remote group of islands in Japan. The aim was to analyse the dynamic centre/periphery relation in the age of globalization: what are the main societal challenges of small-scale island communities in the world today? The senior high school in Ama-Town (where I did fieldwork) represents an innovative institution promoting ‘glocal’ knowledge and helping young people to be reflective regarding future life strategies. The project was funded by the Japan-Scandinavia Sasakawa Foundation and the Fredrik Stang Foundation (Norway).

‘Boys to Men. Childhood, Boyhood and Identity in the Nordic Periphery: A Case Study from an Urban Greenlandic Community’ (2013-2015). This (postdoctoral) project examined young kalaallit’s (Inuit Greenlanders) perspectives on gender identity and cultural change with focus on their presentations of kalaaleq man and risks of marginalization. The project (with fieldwork in Nuuk in 2014) outlined the close connection between (gendered) images of the traditional hunter lifestyle and discourses on the social and cultural predicaments of contemporary man in Greenland. Identity negotiation takes place with navigation between narratives on their ‘kalaallit ancestors’ and new images of man. The project was funded by the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (Trondheim).

‘Promising Nordic Practices - on-line education and platform for educators on Gender Equality and Equity Promotion’ (2015-2016). This Nordic project aimed to bring gender equality politics to the education sector. The goals of the project were as follows: to construct the on-line education, recruit (early childhood) education institution directors and school rectors to participate to the on-line education, present the education and syllabus at a NERA conference and collect feedback from participants and write a report of the main result of the education. Professor Mervi Heikkinen, University of Oulo, was the project manager. The project covered the Faroes, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. It was funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

‘Arctic Youth Future Perspectives’ (2013-2015). This project was a part of the project ‘Foresight Analysis for Sustainable Regional Development in the Nordic Arctic’, commissioned by the Nordic Working Group for Sustainable Regional Development in the Arctic (Nordic Council of Ministers). The case studies in local rural communities – in the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland – were based on a qualitative approach. Young people are those who will carry out future development, and therefore their preferences in terms of education, employment opportunities, and cooperation around the region are important perspectives when planning for the communities. Dr. Anna Karlsdóttir, University of Iceland (and later Nordregio), was the project manager. Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes. It was funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

‘Teaching and Learning in Primary School’ (2011-2014). Faroese-Icelandic comparative school education project. Cooperation between University of Iceland & University of the Faroe Islands. This project, with participants from upper secondary schools in the whole country, aimed to assess national educational policies and priorities from the perspective of the students: how satisfied are they with the school? Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes (until 2012). Funded by participating universities.

‘Youth in the Faroe Islands 2012’ (2011-2012). Comparative school survey project. This project with ninth graders (born in 2012) as participants, focused on health, well-being, family life, leisure, schooling, (future) plans, etcetera. It uncovered interesting similarities and differences between Iceland and the Faroes. Cooperation between University of Reykjavík & University of the Faroe Islands. Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes. Funded by University of Reykjavík.

‘Life Values, Individuality and Solidarity’ (2010 – 2011). Project on values and moral education among students from upper secondary and higher education institution in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Sweden. The aim of the project was to examine continuities and discontinuities in the life values and ethics of the youth generation compared to the older generations. Firouz Gaini and Poul Guttesen were in charge of the Faroese project. Participants from Sweden, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Funded by NordPlus.

‘The Nordic Youth Research 2010’ (2009-2010). Comparative Nordic school survey project. The aim of the project was to examine the health, culture, identity and everyday life of young people (aged 16-19) in the Nordic countries. Jón Sigfússon, University of Reykjavík, was the project manager. More than 13.000 participants from all the Nordic countries. Firouz Gaini was the Principal Investigator in the Faroes. Commissioned and funded by NORDBUK, the Nordic Council of Ministers.

‘Children & Youth Research - Culture, Leisure and Well-being’ (2007-2008). School survey project. This project, with participants from third and eighth grades (in eight different schools) in the Faroes, focused on culture, leisure and social well-being among Faroese children. The aim was to provide new data to be used by policy-makers preparing a national youth policy. Firouz Gaini was the project manager. Commissioned and funded by the Ministry of Culture and Education, Faroe Islands.

‘Car Culture. Youth, Traffic and Safety’ (2006-2008). This anthropological project examined Faroese youth cultures with focus on the role and meaning of the car (and car driving). It was based on quantitative and qualitative data from different parts of the Faroes. Firouz Gaini was the project manager. It was prepared and conducted in collaboration with the Road Safety Agency (RFF). Funded by the Research Council Faroe Islands and the Road Safety Agency.

‘Media, Culture and Late Modernity. An Anthropological Study of Faroese Youth’ (2001-2006). This PhD project represents pioneering research on Faroese youth in a (late) modern context. The aim of the project was to examine contemporary youth cultures with focus on the deep societal and cultural shift in the Faroes since the 1980s. Jóan Pauli Joensen, professor in History and Ethnology at that time, was my main supervisor. Funded by the Research Council Faroe Islands.

Overview

Scientific publications (selection)

  • Gaini, F. 2018. Young Kalaallit Men's Negotiation of Masculinity. In Fróðskaparrit vol.65. Tórshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Lopez, J.A.C., Nordfjell, O.B., Gaini, F. and Heikkinen, M. 2018. Promising Nordic practices in gender equality promotion. Developing teacher education dialogue, practice, and policy cycles on-line. In Policy Futures in Education vol.16(5)
  • Gaini, F. 2017. 'Crack in the Ice': Marginalization of Young Men in Contemporary Urban Greenland. In Haywood, C. and Johansson, T. (Eds.) Marginalized Masculinities. Contexts, Continuities and Change. New York and Oxon: Routledge
  • Gaini, F. 2017. Små steder, store drømme [Oki Islands]. Jordens Folk 1-2017. København: Dansk Etnografisk Forening
  • Gaini, F. 2016. Contemporary Realities and Future Dreams of Oki Islands Youth. Electronic Journal of Contemporary Japanese Studies vol.16(3)
  • Gaini, F. 2015. Wherever I Drop Anchor. Faroese Teenagers’ View on Home and Migration. In Fróðskaparrit vol.62. Tórshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2015. Udstilling på hjul. Museale eksperimenter i Autopia. In Fibiger, T.B. & Dahre, U. (Eds.) Etnografi på museum – Visioner og udfordringer for etnografiske museer i norden. Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
  • Gaini, F. 2013. Youth Culture Research in the Faroe Islands. In Broe, L. Kortlægning af nordisk forskning om kultur og krativitet i skolen. Børnekulturens Netværk. Copenhagen: Kulturstyrelsen [Report]
  • Gaini, F. 2012. En sømand går i land. In Jordens Folk (1-2012). Keypmannahavn: Dansk Etnografisk Forening
  • Gaini, F. 2012. Quest for a better understanding of children and cultures. Twenty-first century children’s cultures, rights and education from an anthropological perspective. In Hashemi, K. and Briskman, L. (eds.) NAM Yearbook on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity. Tehran: Non-Aligned Movement Centre for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (NAMCHRCD). Teheran [Report]
  • Gaini, F. 2011. Knívleysir menn. Samleiki og mentan hjá ungum føroyskum monnum. In Bugge, E., Bugge, H. og Tornes, K. (Eds.) Færøysk liv i nordisk perspektiv. Festskrift til Beinta í Jákupsstovu. Tórshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2011. Cultural Rhapsody in shift. In Gaini, F. (Ed.) Among the Islanders of the North. An Anthropology of the Faroe Islands. Tórshavn: Faroese University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2011. The Adversity of the Heroes of the Past. In Gaini, F. (Eds.) Among the Islanders of the North. An Anthropology of the Faroe Islands. Tórshavn: Faroese University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Fortidens helte i modvind. Maskulinitet og identitet blandt unge mænd på Færøerne. In NIKK Magasin. Oslo: Nordic Gender Institute
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Hvad har du lært i skolen i dag? Familiekapital og skole på Færøerne. In BARN No 3-2010. Trondheim: Norwegian Centre for Child Research
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Family and primary school in the Faroe Islands. Proceedings of the International Conference on Primary Education. Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Pays de jeunesse. La musique et la jeunesse rurale contemporaine des Iles Feroe. Fete, ruralité et groupe de jeunesse. In Isnart, C. (Ed.) Figures de la jeunesse. Collection de le Monde Alpin & Rhodanien. Grenoble: Musée Dauphinois
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Sáttmálin um barnarættindi. In Gaini, F. Kruse, J. & Ludvigsdóttir, B. (Eds.) Sameindu Tjóðir og Mannarættindi. Tórshavn: Faroese University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Dreams of cars on an Island. Youth, cars and cultural values in the Faroe Islands. In Fróðskaparrit 57 [Annales Societatis Scientiarum Færoensis] Tórshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Identities in the Stream of the Atlantic Ocean. Identity, culture and education in latemodern Faroese society. In Aamotsbakken, B. & Selander, S. (Eds.) Nordic Identities in Transition – as reflected in informal and formal sites of learning. Oslo: NOVUS
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Lyt til os – og du vil få en positiv oplevelse! Kultur, fritid og social trivsel blandt færøske tredjeklasses elever. In BARN No 2-2009. Trondheim: Norwegian Centre for Child Research
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Bilmentan – ung, ferðsla og trygd [Report: Car culture – Youth, traffic and safety] Torshavn: The Road Safety Agency
  • Gaini, F. 2008. Vælkomin til Føroyar? Nakrar søgur um útlendingar í Føroyum. In Sigurðardóttir, T. & Snædal, M. (Eds.) Frændafundur 6 – Fyrilestrar frá íslendsk-føroyskari ráðstevnu í Tórshavn juni 2007. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan
  • Gaini, F. 2008. Sms-beskeder, symbolske gaver og sproglige eksperimenter. In Hauksdóttir, A., Skyum-Nielsen, E. & Hjörvar, R.M. (Eds.) Sprog og litteratur i Norden. Nordiske sprog- og litteraturdage i København. Keypmannahavn: Nordatlantens Brygge
  • Gaini, F. 2008. Barna- og ungdómskanning – mentan, frítíð og trivnaður [Report: Children & Youth Survey – Culture, leisure and wellbeing] Torshavn: The Ministry of Culture and Education
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Mjørki, vatn og stormvindar. Brot úr veruligu søgur føroyinga. In Marnersdóttir, M., Kristjánsdóttir, L., Joensen, L. & Johansen, A. (Eds.) Bókmentaljós. Heiðursrit. Torshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Eg bíði eftir svari. In Durhuus, K. (Ed.) Halló – brot úr einum fjarskiftandi alheimi. Torshavn: Føroya Tele
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Once Were Men. Maculinities among young men in the Faroe Islands. In Fróðskaparrit 54 [Annales Societatis Scientiarum Færoensis] Torshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Familie, leg og erfaring. Børnehavebørn og moderniseringsprocessen på Færøerne. In BARN 3-2006. Trondheim: Norwegian Centre for Child Research
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Internet Chatting in the Faroe Islands. New forms of communication among young people. In Fróðskaparrit 54 [Annales Societatis Scientiarum Færoensis] Torshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F et al. 2006. På ny kurs – museer, dokumentation og samtid. Rapport fra et seminar 15.-19. august 2006. Maihaugen (Norge): NORSAM
  • Gaini, F. 2005. The Stranger in the Class. Ethnographic fieldwork experiences from a lower secondary school. In Helve, H. (Ed.) Mixed Methods in Youth Research. Helsinki: Finnish Youth Research Network
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Faroese Youth: Preferences of Education, Work and Leisure.In Puuronen, V., Soilevuo-Grønnerød, J. &Herranen, J. (Eds.) Youth – Similarities, Differences, Inequalities.  Joensuu: University of Joensuu Press
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Ung, mentan og alnót í Føroyum. In Snædal, M. og Johansen, A. (Eds.) Frændafundur 5 – Fyrilestrar frá íslendsk-føroyskari ráðstevnu í Reykjavík í juni 2004. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Ungdómsinsbýur. In Mortensen, A. (ed.) Fólkaleikur. Heiðursrit. Tórshavn: Faroe University Press
  • The presentation of children in the Faroese public debate. In Children & Culture in the 21st Century – What do we know? (report) Keypmannahavn: BIN Norden
  • Gaini, F. 2004. To fish or not to fish. The meaning of fish and fisheries among young people in the Faroe Islands. In Fróðskaparrit 52 [Annales Societatis Scientiarum Færoensis] Tórshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2003. Færøerne. Et nordatlantisk øsamfunds ungdom. In Helve, H. (Ed.) Ung i utkant. Aktuell forskning om glesbygdsungdomar i Norden. Keypmannahavn: Nordic Council of Minister
  • Gaini, F. 1999. Unge nordafrikanere I Sørfrankrike. In Jordens Folk vol.2/no.34. Keypmannahavn: Dansk Etnografisk Forening

Review Articles

  • Gaini, F. 2011. Review of Children and Youth in the Digital media Culture (Ulla Carlsson (ed.)). In International Sociology Review of Books (ISRB)
  • Gaini, F. 2011. Review of Life Among the Anthros (Clifford Geertz). Tidsskriftet Antropologi 2011
  • Gaini, F. 2008. Review of Warring Souls: youth, media and martyrdom in post-revolutionary Iran (Roxanne Varzi). In Social Anthropology 2008
  • Gaini, F. 2007. Review of Heart of Lightness. The Life Story of an Anthropologist (Edith Turner). In Social Anthropology October 2007
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Review of Transforming Globalization (Bruce Podobnik & Thomas Reifer (eds.)). In International Sociology Review of Books (ISRB) Vol.21(6)
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Review of The Continuity of Power (Eva Poluha) In Social Anthropology Vol. 14(3) October 2006
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Review of Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology (David Graeber). In Social Anthropology February 2006
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Review of Danskernes værdier (Peter Gundelach (ed.)). In Acta Sociologica Vol.3
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Review of An Invitation to Anthropology. The Structure, Evolution and Cultural Identity of Human Societies (Josep Llobera). In Social Anthropology vol. 13(2) 1/6 2005

 

Other publications (selection)

  • Gaini, F. 2016. Faroe Islands: Many young men, with just as many futures. In Nordregio News nr.2. Stockholm: Nordregio
  • Gaini, F. 2016. Flyta burtur fyri at koma heim. In VARÐIN 83(1). Tórshavn: Forlagið Varðin
  • Gaini, F. 2014. At renna undan teimum gomlu. Ungdómurin, mótin og samleikin. In Marknaðarrákið (February 2014). Tórshavn: Felagið Føroysk Marknaðarfólk
  • Gaini, F. 2013. Gandaspegil í mínari hond, hvør er mest normalur í hesum landi? Antropologisk sjónarmið um brek og mentan. In PREI nr. 6. Tórshavn
  • Gaini, F. 2013. Ábyrgdin á tínum herðum. In Gallup Pulsurin. Tórshavn: Gallup Føroyar
  • Gaini, F. 2012. Hvussu sær framtíðarinnar universitet út? In Frøði 1-2012. Tórshavn. Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2012. Child Centric Families and the Vulnerability of Small Scale Island Communities.In Anthropolgy News (April Edition, Online). US: American Anthropological Association
  • Gaini, F. 2012. “Setrið og samfelagið”. In Fjølnir. Copenhagen: MFS
  • Gaini, F. 2012. The Road to Adulthood: Car culture in the Faroes. Published (November 13) on ScienceNordic (http://sciencenordic.com)
  • Gaini, F. 2012. The Whale. Superstar of the Ocean. Published (July 3) on ScienceNordic (http://sciencenordic.com)
  • Gaini, F. 2011. Kyn, virði og rættindi. Hvørja hugsan hava ungir føroyskir dreingir um javnstøðu í samfelagnum? In FRØÐI 2. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2011. Skúlin og lívsvirðini hjá næmingum. In FRØÐI 2. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2011. The Faroese. In Cole, J. E. (ed.) Ethnic Groups of Europe. An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Denver and Oxford: ABC CLIO
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Fortíðarinnar hetjur í andróðri. Maskulinitetur og samleiki hjá ungum monnum í Føroyum. Tórshavn: Javnstøðunevndin (www.javnstoda.fo)
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Ungdómslív - Vársól fyri sinnið. In FRØÐI 2. Torshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Faðir og sonur í sama báti. In FRØÐI 2. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Ung í telduøldini. Hvønn leiklut hevur teldan í gerandislívinum? In FRØÐI 1. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Eftirskúlin og ungdómurin í seinmodernaða samfelagnum. In Eftirskúlin nr. 4. Suðuroy
  • Gaini, F. 2007. Andaligur kapitalur í nýggju miðøldini. In Skorini, H. and Johannessen, P.H. (Eds.) Krossvegir. Essay-savn um átrúnað og politikk. Vestmanna: Sprotin
  • Gaini, F. 2007. Chicago – Tórshavn – Los Angeles. In VARÐIN. Tórshavn
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Atlantiskir cowboyar. In FRØÐI. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2006. The Sound of Oppression. In Rethinking Nordic Colonialism. Helsinki: NIFCA (Nordic Institute For Contemporary Arts)
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Ein nýggjurskúli. In Skúlablaðið (oktober). Tórshavn: Føroya Lærarafelag
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Mjørki, vatn og stormvindar. In VARÐIN. Tórshavn
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Trækfugle vender altid hjem. In Ungdomsforskning. Keypmannahavn: Centre for Youth Research (DPU)
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Ungdómur og mentanarlig globalisering. Námsrit 1/2005. Klaksvik: Granskingardepilin fyri Samfelagsmenning
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Ernest Gellner. Størsti forsprákarin fyri rationalismuni í nýggjari tíð. In Sigurðardóttir, T. (Ed.) Modernaðirteoretikarar. Torshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2005. N som nomad. In PAJAZZO. Helsinki
  • Gaini, F. 2005. Framtíðarung. In Pedagogblaðið. (December). Torshavn: Pedagogfelagið
  • Gaini, F. 2004. KOM og FAR telefon. In FRØÐI 1. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2003. Ung í Føroyum. Námsrit 1/2003. Klaksvik: Granskingardepilin fyri Samfelagsmenning
  • Gaini, F. 2003. Kjattarar. Ung á netinum. In FRØÐI 1. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðskaparfelag
  • Hovgaard, G. and Gaini, F. 2003. Fisk og mus på Færøerne. In Ungdomsforskning. Roskilde: Centre for Youth Research
  • Gaini, F. 2002. Skyldfólk og onnur – familjan í Føroyum. In FRØÐI 1/2002. Tórshavn: Føroya Fróðsksparfelag
  • Gaini, F. 2001. Ikke medierne der er problemet. In CeFUnetskrift. Roskilde: Centre for Youth Research

Books

  • Gaini, F. 2015. Gonguverk samfelagsins. Hugleiðing um tíð & samfelag. Copenhagen: Mentunargrunnur Studentafelagsins
  • Gaini, F. 2015. Atlantic Wayfarers. Essays on Young Faroe Islanders. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic
  • Gaini, F. 2013. Lessons of Islands. Place and Identity in the Faroe Islands. Torshavn: Faroe University Press
  • Gaini, F. (Editor) 2011. Among the Islanders of the North. An Anthropology of the Faroe Islands. Tórshavn: Faroese University Press
  • Gaini, F. 2008. Miðlar, mentan & seinmodernitetur. Ein antropologisk lýsing av føroyskum ungdómi. Torshavn: Faroese University Press
  • Gaini, F & Jacobsen, H. 2008. Mynstur broytast. Landsverk 60 ár. Torshavn: Landsverk
  • Gaini, F. 2007. Ungdómur & ungdómsgransking. Copenhagen: Underskoven
  • Gaini, F. 2007. Ungdómur & seinmodernitetur. Copenhagen: Underskoven
  • Gaini, F., Heinesen, M. & Simonsen, M.A. 2002. Føroya Fróðskaparfelag 1952-2002. Torshavn: Faroese Scientific Society

Books (Fiction)

  • Gaini, F. 2011. Horvnir menn. Søgur. Copenhagen: Mentunargrunnur Studentafelagsins
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Oyðimarkarbrúðurin. Vestmanna: Sprotin
  • Gaini, F. 2006. Gávur skulu rindast aftur – søgur og greinir. Copenhagen: Mentunargrunnur Studentafelagsins
  • Gaini, F. 2004. Urbscriptum. Copenhagen: Underskoven
Personal data
  • Firouz GAINI is anthropologist and researcher at the Department of History and Social Sciences. 
  • Born 1972

Membership

  • American Sociological Association (2013-2014)
  • American Anthropological Association (since 2010)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (since 2005)
  • European Sociological Association (2013-14 and 2017-2020)
  • International Sociological Association (since 2005)
  • Scientific Society of the Faroe Islands (since 2001)
Education
  • 2007: PhD in Anthropology, University of the Faroe Islands - with dissertation "Youth: Culture, Media, and Late Modernity in the Faroe Islands" (in Faroese, published by Faroe University Press, 2008). Supervisor: Prof. Jóan Pauli JOENSEN
  • 1999: Cand.Scient.Anth. in Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, with thesis “Young North Africans in Southern France. Associations and Cultural Identity" (in Norwegian). Supervisor: Prof. Jonathan M. SCHWARTZ.
  • 1996: Cand.Mag. in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.
Talks
  • Gaini, F. 2018. 'I often ponder over what the elders in the family told us…' Children, place and local knowledge in the Faroe Islands. Paper presentation at 7th Nordic Educational History Conference. Trondheim. NTNU Trondheim
  • Gaini, F. 2018. 'I often ponder over what the elders in the family told us…' Children, place and local knowledge in the Faroe Islands. paper presentation at ‘Society and the Sea 2018’ Conference. London. University of Greenwich London
  • Gaini, F. 2018. The future images of contemporary Oki Islands youth. Paper presentation at 14th Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS), 24-25 May 2018. Copenhagen. University of Copenhagen
  • Gaini, F. 2018. Traditions meet Modernity – Fishing Industries and Childhood in Transition in the Faroe islands. Paper presentation at Ocean Week (Oceans in Change) Conference. Trondheim. Clarion Hotel & Congress
  • Gaini, F. 2017. Invited paper presentation at 28th European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS) Conference ‘Digital Strategies for Japanese Studies: Theories and Practices’. Oslo. University of Oslo
  • Gaini, F. 2017. The Ocean, the City, and the Man. Masculine places and non-places in the Faroe Islands. Paper presentation at the Annual Gender Research in Denmark Conference. Aalborg. Aalborg University
  • Gaini, F. 2017. Smá pláss, stórir dreymar. Hvat hava Føroyar og Oki-oyggjarnar í felag? Paper presentation at the Research in the Faroes Conference 2017. Torshavn. The Nordic House
  • Gaini, F. 2017. Hovering between bright and dark expectations. A Review of Contemporary Young Faroe Islanders’ Future Images. Paper presentation at the 13th European Sociological Association Conference (ESA). Athens. University of Athens
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  • Gaini, F. 2015. Glocal Visions: Future Perspectives of Young Faroe Islanders. Paper presentation at the conference ‘Anthropology of Children and Young People’ (American Anthropological Association). Long Beach (CA): California State University Long Beach
  • Gaini, F. 2014. Boys will be boys? Boys and Masculinities in Contemporary Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Paper presentation at the conference «Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current realities, Future Challenges». Akureyri
  • Gaini, F. 2014. Ungdommens kulturelle identiteter og fællesskaber. Invited lecture at the seminar ‘Societal conditions for language change. The Nordic experiment’. Schæffergården. Copenhagen
  • Gaini, F. 2013. Whence are you? The social role and symbolic status of the family. Paper presentation at the 11th European Sociological Association Conference. Torino
  • Gaini, F. 2013. Home and Place in the Identity of Young Faroe Islanders. Paper presentation at the 11th European Sociological Association Conference. Torino
  • Gaini, F. (and Olsen, E.) 2013. The Required Joy of Learning - as seen through the case of the subject History & Contemporary Society. Paper presentation at the 41st Nordic Educational Research Association Conference. Reykjavik
  • Gaini, F. 2012. Lost in School? Young men and education in the Faroe Islands. Paper presentation at the 20th Annual Conference of the American Men’s Studies Association: Celebrating 20 Years of Scholarship in Men and Masculinities. University of St. Thomas. Minneapolis (USA)
  • Gaini, F. 2011. Quest for a better understanding of children and cultures. Twenty-first century children’s cultures, rights and education from an anthropological perspective. Paper presentation at the First International Conference on Human Rights and Cultures: Cultures in Support of Humanity. The Non-Aligned Movement Center for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity (NAMCHRCD). Teheran (Iran)
  • Gaini, F. 2011. The Adversity of the Heroes of the Past. Masculinity and identity among men in the Faroe Islands. Paper presentation at the conference ‘The Future Perspectives in Intervention, Policy and Research on Men and Masculinities. A Space for Exchange and Sharing of Knowledge. Quebec (Kanada)
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Presentation of the Everyday Life of Faroese and Icelandic School Pupils Today. Paper presentation at Frændafundur 7. Faroese – Icelandic Multi-disciplinary research Conference. The Nordic House. Reykjavik
  • Gaini, F. 2010. Why study at home? Anthropological reflections on the education, research policy and strategy of a university in the Northern European periphery in the age of globalization. Paper presentation at the Second Asian Conference on Education. Osaka (Japan)
  • Gaini, F. 2009. Family and primary school in the Faroe Islands. Paper presentation at the International Conference on Primary Education. Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong
  • Gaini, F. 2005. The Presentation of Children in the Faroese Public Debate. Paper presentation at the conference ‘Children and youth in the Nordic region in the 21st century’. BIN Norden. Schæffergården. Copenhagen