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Sallie Anna Steiner

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Sallie Anna Steiner is a PhD candidate in folklore with an emphasis on material culture and fiber arts. The bulk of Sallie Anna’s research has been undertaken in Sunnfjord, Norway, where she has done extensive fieldwork about the contemporary significance of a form of traditional tapestry weaving known as smett. Her current dissertation research in Sunnfjord is exploring the material culture of Somali refugees in the region, focusing in particular on a local sewing group designed to bring Norwegian and refugee women together for handcrafts and fellowship.