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5.03.1976
(+372) 6199 537
ccubero@tlu.ee
I hold a PhD in Social Anthropology using Visual Media from the University of Manchester, where I specialised in the contemporary Caribbean and Visual Anthropology. I am currently Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tallinn University where I lecture and coordinate the graduate programme in Social Anthropology and the Audiovisual Ethnography track in Social Anthropology.

One strand of my research has focused on developing audiovisual methods for anthropological research. I have produced and directed numerous documentaries and sound-works, including the award winning documentary "Mangrove Music". My most recent documentary, "Uus Tous, Vana Moon", was screened on ETV as part of the Eesti Lood series. I have also curated ethnographic film programmes for the European Association of Social Anthropology, International Society of Ethnology and Folklore, and the Finnish Anthropological Society. I have also curated ethnographic sound programmes at numerous conferences and public events in Europe and the Caribbean. I currently serve as the main curator of the Riga Pasaules Film Festival, an annual documentary film festival held in Riga.

Another strand of my research concerns itself with the complexities of Caribbean island life in a para-colonial and global context. My book Caribbean Island Movements: Culebra's Trans-insularities (Rowman and Littlefield 2017) makes a case for the concept of "transinsularism" as a means to engage productively with the contradictions that characterise Caribbean island identities. The book describes transinsular relationships within the context of anti-military grassroots activism, tourism and development policies, maritime geography, and music. The monograph is based on a long term relationship with the island of Culebra, located in the north-eastern Caribbean.

Career

Institutions and positions
01.09.2015–...   
School of Humanities, Associate Professor (1,00)
2009–31.08.2015   
Tallinn University, The Estonian Institute of Humanities, Associate Professor (1,00)
01.01.2008–31.12.2009   
Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico
 
 
Education
2002–2007   
Doctor in Social Anthropology using Visual Media, University of Manchester
2001–2002   
MA in Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester
1994–1998   
BA General Studies in Social Studies, University of Puerto Rico - Magna cum Laude
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2015−...   
Coordinator of the Anthropology Curriculum
2015−...   
Coordinator of Audiovisual Ethnography MA Track
2010−2015   
Coordinator of the Graduate Programme in Social Anthropology at Tallinn University
 
 
Creative work
2013-2020 Riga Pasaules Film Festival -
Riga Pasaules Film Festival is an annual film festival that is oriented towards exploring the intersections between cinema and ethnography. It is a space where practitioners and the general public can explore various aspects of the process of making films, visualising anthropology, and capabilities of cinema to convey an experience on its own terms.
http://www.kinobize.lv/rpff-en
https://www.facebook.com/rigapasaulesfilmfestival (Riga) http://www.kinobize.lv/rpff-en.
2013-2019 Curator of the following Film Programmes:

- International Society of Ethnology and Folklore (2013)
- Finnish Anthropological Society (2013, 2015, 2019)
- European Association of Social Anthropology (2014, 2018) .
2015-2017 Curator - Sound Programme for the International Society of Ethnology and Folklore. (Zagreb (2015) and Göttingen (2017) ) https://www.nomadit.co.uk/conference/sief2015/p/3480, https://nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2017/panels.php5#5021.
2017 Director - "Uus Tõus, Vana Mõõn" (New Rise, Old Ebb) an ethnographic documentary shot on the island of Piirisaare and Tartu. The film follows a group of Old Believers as they struggle to cope with the effects of the fires that destroyed their home and the island's Prayer House. The film was scheduled in the 2018 season Eesti Lood series on ETV2. (Piirisaare & Tartu) https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/eesti-lood-uus-tous-vana-moon.
2016 Curator of Kopli Fest 2016 -
The Kopli Festival was a one day ethnographic street art festival that featured interactive activities, installations, and entertainment that brought attention to the Kopli Lines' colourful past, its complex present, and its possible future.

The activities of the festival were meant to bring together people with different relationships to the Kopli Lines and engage in a meaningful interaction about the district's ongoing transformation. For some the event, was an opportunity to remember the sights and sounds of their old neighbourhood, to meet old acquaintances and reminisce. For others, the event was an opportunity to view the buildings for the last time and reflect on their sense of loss. For others, the event was an opportunity to speculate on the possibilities for the area's future. Above all, the event was an opportunity to discover something new about the district. (Tallinn) https://www.facebook.com/events/d41d8cd9/kopli-liinide-festival/1756475127926336/, http://kultuur.info/event/festival-of-the-kopli-lines/, https://elu.ohtuleht.ee/737997/paradiisi-viimased-paevad-kopli-liinide-festival-meelitas-kohale-sadu-endisi-elanikke, https://sirp.ee/s3-pressiteated/kopli-liinidel-toimub-kultuuri-ja-tanavafestival/, https://kultuur.err.ee/312328/kopli-liinidel-toimub-kultuuri-ja-tanavafestival, https://www.muurileht.ee/galerii-kopli-liinide-viimased-paevad/, https://arvamus.postimees.ee/3716263/carlo-a-cubero-jatame-huvasti-kopli-liinidega.
2011 Producer of "Tundega Helides", an ethnographic sound piece about Kerti, a blind singer that lives and works in Tallinn. The piece has been presented in Estonia, Iceland, Spain, and Latvia. (Tallinn).
2007 Directed "Mangrove Music", an ethnographic documentary shot on the island of Culebra. The film was screened in 10 international film festivals and was awarded the 2008 Rollins Documentary Award by the National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations. (Culebra) https://raifilm.org.uk/films/mangrove-music/.
 
 
Additional information
Member of the following academic organisations:
- European Association of Social Anthropology
- Association of Social Anthropology of the UK
- International Society of Ethnology & Folklore
- International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences's
- American Anthropological Association

Editorial team of the following journals:
- Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
- Studia Vernacula
- Encartes Antropológicos

Qualifications

 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.11. Social Sciences
 
 

Completed projects

Dissertations under supervision

Supervised dissertations

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
3.1.
2022
3.2.
2022
1.1.
2021
1.2.
2021
5.1.
2021
5.1.
2021
5.2.
2021
6.7.
2021
6.7.
2021
6.7.
2021
6.9.
2021
1.1.
2020
3.1.
2020
3.1.
2020
5.1.
2020
5.1.
2020
5.2.
2020
6.6.
2020
6.7.
2020
6.7.
2020
5.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
6.7.
2019
6.7.
2019
5.2.
2018
5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.9.
2018
2.1.
2017
2.4.
2017
3.1.
2017
5.2.
2017
5.2.
2017
5.2.
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5.2.
2017
6.7.
2017
6.7.
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6.9.
2017
1.1.
2016
1.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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6.3.
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6.7.
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6.7.
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1.1.
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1.2.
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1.2.
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1.2.
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3.1.
2015
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1.2.
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3.1.
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5.1.
2013
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5.1.
2013
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2013
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5.2.
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5.2.
2012
6.6.
2012
1.1.
2011
1.2.
2011
1.3.
2011
3.4.
2011
3.4.
2011
3.5.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2010
5.2.
2010
5.2.
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1.1.
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2006
3.5.
2005
26.11.2021
5.03.1976
(+372) 6199 537
ccubero@tlu.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.09.2015–...   
School of Humanities, Dotsent (1,00)
2009–31.08.2015   
Tallinna Ülikool, Eesti Humanitaarinstituut, Dotsent (1,00)
01.01.2008–31.12.2009   
Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico
 
 
Haridustee
2002–2007   
Doctor in Social Anthropology using Visual Media, University of Manchester
2001–2002   
MA in Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester
1994–1998   
BA General Studies in Social Studies, University of Puerto Rico - Magna cum Laude
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2015−...   
Coordinator of Anthropology Curriculum
2015−...   
Coordinator of Audiovisual Ethnography Track
2010−2015   
Coordinator of the Graduate Programme in Social Anthropology at Tallinn University
 
 
Loometöö
2013–2020 Riga Pasaules Film Festival -
Riga Pasaules Film Festival is an annual film festival that is oriented towards exploring the intersections between cinema and ethnography. It is a space where practitioners and the general public can explore various aspects of the process of making films, visualising anthropology, and capabilities of cinema to convey an experience on its own terms.
http://www.kinobize.lv/rpff-en
https://www.facebook.com/rigapasaulesfilmfestival (Riga) http://www.kinobize.lv/rpff-en.
2013–2019 Curator of the following Film Programmes:

- International Society of Ethnology and Folklore (2013)
- Finnish Anthropological Society (2013, 2015, 2019)
- European Association of Social Anthropology (2014, 2018) .
2015–2017 Curator - Sound Programme for the International Society of Ethnology and Folklore. (Zagreb (2015) and Göttingen (2017) ) https://www.nomadit.co.uk/conference/sief2015/p/3480, https://nomadit.co.uk/sief/sief2017/panels.php5#5021.
2017 Director - "Uus Tõus, Vana Mõõn" (New Rise, Old Ebb) an ethnographic documentary shot on the island of Piirisaare and Tartu. The film follows a group of Old Believers as they struggle to cope with the effects of the fires that destroyed their home and the island's Prayer House. The film was scheduled in the 2018 season Eesti Lood series on ETV2. (Piirisaare & Tartu) https://arhiiv.err.ee/vaata/eesti-lood-uus-tous-vana-moon.
2016 Curator of Kopli Fest 2016 -

The Kopli Festival was a one day ethnographic street art festival that featured interactive activities, installations, and entertainment that brought attention to the Kopli Lines' colourful past, its complex present, and its possible future.

The activities of the festival were meant to bring together people with different relationships to the Kopli Lines and engage in a meaningful interaction about the district's ongoing transformation. For some the event, was an opportunity to remember the sights and sounds of their old neighbourhood, to meet old acquaintances and reminisce. For others, the event was an opportunity to view the buildings for the last time and reflect on their sense of loss. For others, the event was an opportunity to speculate on the possibilities for the area's future. Above all, the event was an opportunity to discover something new about the district. (Tallinn) https://www.facebook.com/events/d41d8cd9/kopli-liinide-festival/1756475127926336/, http://kultuur.info/event/festival-of-the-kopli-lines/, https://elu.ohtuleht.ee/737997/paradiisi-viimased-paevad-kopli-liinide-festival-meelitas-kohale-sadu-endisi-elanikke, https://sirp.ee/s3-pressiteated/kopli-liinidel-toimub-kultuuri-ja-tanavafestival/, https://kultuur.err.ee/312328/kopli-liinidel-toimub-kultuuri-ja-tanavafestival, https://www.muurileht.ee/galerii-kopli-liinide-viimased-paevad/, https://arvamus.postimees.ee/3716263/carlo-a-cubero-jatame-huvasti-kopli-liinidega.
2011 Producer of "Tundega Helides", an ethnographic sound piece about Kerti, a blind singer that lives and works in Tallinn. The piece has been presented in Estonia, Iceland, Spain, and Latvia. (Tallinn).
2007 Directed "Mangrove Music", an ethnographic documentary shot on the island of Culebra. The film was screened in 10 international film festivals and was awarded the 2008 Rollins Documentary Award by the National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations. (Culebra) https://raifilm.org.uk/films/mangrove-music/.
 
 
Lisainfo
Member of the following academic organisations:
- European Association of Social Anthropology
- Association of Social Anthropology of the UK
- International Society of Ethnology & Folklore
- International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences's
- American Anthropological Association

Editorial team of the following journals:
- Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
- Studia Vernacula
- Encartes Antropológicos

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.11. Sotsiaalteadused

Lõppenud projektid

Juhendamisel väitekirjad

Juhendatud väitekirjad

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
3.1.
2022
3.2.
2022
1.1.
2021
1.2.
2021
5.1.
2021
5.1.
2021
5.2.
2021
6.7.
2021
6.7.
2021
6.7.
2021
6.9.
2021
1.1.
2020
3.1.
2020
3.1.
2020
5.1.
2020
5.1.
2020
5.2.
2020
6.6.
2020
6.7.
2020
6.7.
2020
5.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
6.7.
2019
6.7.
2019
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.7.
2018
6.9.
2018
2.1.
2017
2.4.
2017
3.1.
2017
5.2.
2017
5.2.
2017
5.2.
2017
5.2.
2017
6.7.
2017
6.7.
2017
6.9.
2017
1.1.
2016
1.2.
2016
5.2.
2016
5.2.
2016
5.2.
2016
6.3.
2016
6.7.
2016
6.7.
2016
1.1.
2015
1.2.
2015
1.2.
2015
1.2.
2015
3.1.
2015
5.2.
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3.1.
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5.1.
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5.1.
2013
5.1.
2013
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2012
1.1.
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2011
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IUTIUT3-2Culturescapes in transformation: towards an integrated theory of meaning making01.01.201331.12.2018Hannes PalangTallinn University, School of Humanities639 000,00 EUR
TKTK18U01Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory01.02.200831.08.2015Hannes PalangTallinn University; Tallinn University, The Estonian Institute of Humanities890 608,82 EUR
MUUEHI FUR 10.12.12-1 (TLÜ senati teaduskomisjoni istungi protokoll 10.12.2012 nr 38)Partial covering of self financing for project Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory01.01.201331.08.2015Hannes PalangTallinn University, The Estonian Institute of Humanities18 232,00 EUR
SFSF0130033s07Landscape practice and heritage01.01.200731.12.2012Hannes PalangTallinn University; Tallinn University, The Estonian Institute of Humanities490 579,46 EUR
1.1.8.1.TF6416 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 25. novembri 2016. a koosoleku otsus nr 9/16)Migration and Transformation in Patriarchal Structure: A Case of a Village in Bangladesh01.01.201731.12.2017Tallinn University, School of Humanities1 500,00 EUR
PUTPUT690Volatile waters, local lives, and global change: negotiating hydrosocial processes in the anthropocene01.01.201531.12.2016Franz KrauseTallinn University, School of Humanities67 680,00 EUR
1.1.8.1.TF6716 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 25. novembri 2016. a koosoleku otsus nr 9/16)Organizing the seminar series "Inimkond: Current issues in anthropology and beyond" 01.01.201701.12.2019Carlo A. CuberoTallinn University, School of Humanities2 250,00 EUR
MUUF/2113 (TLÜ senati teaduskomisjoni istungi protokoll 18.11.2013 )Organizing the seminar series "Inimkond: Current issues in anthropology and beyond" by Estonian Institute of Humanities 01.01.201431.12.2016Franz KrauseTallinn University, The Estonian Institute of Humanities2 250,00 EUR