Anne Chahine

Dr. Anne Chahine

Research Associate

Anne Chahine joined the Arctic Governance Group in July 2022 as a research associate. She is a practice-based researcher with an interest in multimodal and collaborative approaches to knowledge-making, decolonizing research methods, co-creation, and visual anthropology.

Following her studies in Media Design and Film at Cologne University of Applied Sciences (BA), she completed a Master of Arts in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2022, Anne Chahine received her PhD from the Anthropology Department at Aarhus University in Denmark, while being a fellow at the research network Participatory Memory Practices (POEM), funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

In her dissertation, Anne Chahine offers a reflection on the particularities of executing a research project with young Kalaallit (Greenlandic) adults in their twenties and early thirties in Kalaallit Nunaat and Denmark, research sites marked by contemporary colonial dependencies, structures, and domination. She uses multimodality and collaboration as overall frames to think with and to (co-)create knowledge.

Since July 2022: Research Associate at the RIFS Arctic Governance research group 2018-2022: PhD, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University, Denmark 2018-2022: Research Fellow, Participatory Memory Practices (POEM), European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Innovative Training Network 2019: Visiting Researcher, Museum Europäischer Kulturen Berlin, Germany 2019: Visiting Researcher, Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu - Greenland National Museum and Archives, Nuuk, Greenland

multimodality co-creation experimental collaboration decolonial approaches to research story-telling Arctic/Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) Indigenous and non-Indigenous research relations East Germany Inner-German relations relational accountability future-oriented frameworks memory work pluriversality video and new media film making

Publications at the RIFS

Publications prior to joining the RIFS

Chahine, Anne. Accepted. "'I Would like to Take Your Hand, and Show You That You Are Not Alone.'-Mending Rifts through Storytelling in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)." Arctic Anthropology. Jensen, Laura Lennert, and Anne Chahine. In press. "'It's a Bit like Saying: I Don't See Colour' - Unpacking Coloniality in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) through Epistolary Collaborative Practice." Collaborative Anthropologies 15 (1). Chahine, Anne. 2022. "Future Memory Work: Unsettling Temporal Othering through Speculative Research Practices." Qualitative Research. Jensen, Laura Lennert, Anne Chahine, and Vivi Vold. 2022. "Co-Creating Pluriversal Worlds: Reflections on the Virtual Exhibition Decolonial Movements in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland)." KULT. Postkolonial Temaserie. 17 (A special issue on Greenland): 1-28. Chahine, Anne. 2021. "Memory Is Not About the Past." Journal of Anthropological Films 5 (01). Monographs, book chapters, special issues Boersma, Susanne, Anne Chahine, Franziska Mucha, and Inge Zwart. 2021. "The Archive of Forgotten Memories - A Participatory Process of Reflection." In What's Missing?: Collecting and Exhibiting Europe, edited by Iris Edenheiser, Elisabeth Tietmeyer, and Susanne Boersma, 1. Edition, 241-45. Reimer, Dietrich. Chahine, Anne. 2014. Roaming the Cities: Photographs by Anne Chahine. Hamburg: tredition.

Conference Proceedings Kambunga, Asnath Paula, Rachel Charlotte Smith, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Nathaly Pinto, Xavier Barriga Abril, Laura Boffi, Emmanuel Dzisi, Tariq Zaman, Desiree Hernandez, Anne Chahine, Laura Lennert Jensen, Vivi Vold. 2021. "Pluriversal Design: A Virtual Decolonising Exhibition."

Media articles, blog post Chahine, Anne. 2019. "Looking for Mr. Right Now." Anthropology News 60 (1): e48-56. Chahine, Anne. 2017. "Aus Aktuellem Anlass: 28/28 Achtundzwanzig Jahre Mit - Und Ohne Mauer. Power of the Past. Eine Ostdeutsche Familiengeschichte,." Zeitgeschichte- Online, April. Chahine, Anne. 2016. "Looking for Mr. Right Now". In: Journal of Visual and Media Anthropology, Vol. 2 No.1, 2016 Published by the Research Area Visual and Media Anthropology Freie Universität Berlin,

2022: Research Seminar: In search of decolonial ways Multimodal and collaborative knowledge-making in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland 2021: Multimedia Presentation: Multimodal (Memory) Ecology-Reflections on a 'metabolistic' venture. To Begin Again: MEGA Seminar 2021, Sandbjerg, Denmark (in person) 2020: Poster Presentation: Archive of Forgotten Memories: Exploring the Need to Forget. Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference, London/Online, United Kingdom 2020: Paper Presentation: Imagining the Future by Preserving the Present: Co-Creating Future Memories with Greenlandic Youth Living in Denmark and Greenland. Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference, London/Online, United Kingdom 2019: Paper Presentation: Co-Creating Future Memories with Greenlandic Youth: Using Participatory Methods in Visual and Design Anthropological Frameworks. Canadian Anthropology Society and American Anthropological Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada 2019: Paper Presentation: The Future Memory Collection: An Online Archive and Virtual Exhibition Space. International Symposium The Nordic Eye (and Mind) meets the South. Visual Anthropology and Cultural Critique in the Nordic Countries and in Northern Cameroon, Tromsø, Norway 2017: Paper Presentation: Memory is Not About the Past. Walking as a method. Accessing different layers of memory in relation to urban space. 33rd Annual Visual Research Conference, Washington D.C., United States

2021: Best Demo Award C&T2021 - Pluriversal Design: A Virtual Decolonising Exhibition, Communities & Technologies 2021 2019-2020: SVA/Robert Lemelson Fellowship, Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) 2016: Research Grant Social Film and Media Fund, Freie Universität Berlin 2015-2016: Scholarship Graduate Studies - MA Visual and Media Anthropology, German Academic Scholarship Foundation 2016: German Musical Theater Award - Video Design "Der Tunnel"  German Musical Academy 2016: Best Short Documentary "Looking for Mr Right Now"Around Films International Film Festival 2015: Nomination Ethnocineca Student Shorts Award 2015: Young talents - Big cinema! 2014: Nomination Cologne Design Price "Beirut in Two Words" 2014: Best Undergraduate Thesis "Beirut in Two Words" Rheinische Fachhochschule - University of Applied Sciences