Torjer Andreas Olsen

Torjer Andreas Olsen

Professor

Centre for Sami Studies
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
torjer.olsen@uit.no
+47 776 46 912
+47 416 38 224

 

Torjer A. Olsen works at the Centre for Sami Studies. He teaches methods and methodology at the Master’s degree program in indigenous studies. In his research, Olsen works with indigenous issues in education, gender and power issues within indigenous research, and  religion in indigenous contexts. For the ICE project, Olsen will be doing his research on educational encounters related to indigenous contexts, on curriculum and textbook analysis, and on methodologies.

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Else Grete Broderstad

Else Grete Broderstad

Professor

Centre for Sami Studies
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
else.g.broderstad@uit.no
+47 776 46 908

Else Grete Broderstad is Professor of Indigenous Studies in UiT, and the academic coordinator for the Master’s Program in Indigenous Studies. Broderstad is Dr.Polit. in Political Science. She was a member of the first governmental committee on the High North and a member of the Sami Rights Commission (2000-2007). Her research interests are within the areas of governance, indigenous rights and political participation. She is occupied with political procedures in the relationship between indigenous minorities and majorities, with a particular focus on discussions of the coherence between indigenous claims for self-determination, and regional and local claims of effective participation. Broderstad was one of leaders for the community interviews in the cross-disciplinary project TUNDRA, and is now leading the research project TriArc. For the ICE project, she will continue her work on the bonds between indigenous rights and citizenship rights.

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Hilde Sollid

Hilde Sollid

Professor

Department of Education
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
hilde.sollid@uit.no
+47 776 46 175
+47 918 43 115

Hilde Sollid is Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics at the Department of Education at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. Sollid teaches in the Master in Education, year 5-10, and she also contributes to ProTed (Professional Learning in Teacher Education), Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education. A main theme in Sollid’s research is sociolinguistic perspectives on Northern Norway as a multilingual region, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Bengt-Ove Andreassen

Bengt-Ove Andreassen

Professor

Department of Education
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
bengt.ove.andreassen@uit.no
+47 776 60 469

Bengt-Ove Andreassen is PhD and Professor in the study of religions at the Department of Education, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway. One of Andreassen’s main areas of research is Religion Education (RE). He has done research on textbooks and curricula in RE, and also about Sami content in Norwegian curricula for school and kindergarten.

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Åse Mette Johansen

Åse Mette Johansen

Associate professor

Department of Language and Culture
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
ase.mette.johansen@uit.no
+47 776 45 797

 

Åse Mette Johansen is Associate Professor of Scandinavian Linguistics in the Department of Language and Culture at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. Johansen teaches sociolinguistics both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her research interests include language variation and change, dialect and language contact, multilingualism, language revitalization, and language in adolescence. In the ICE project, she will do ethnographic fieldwork in schools in Northern Norway in order to explore indigenous citizenship through the lens of language.

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Jarle Weigård

Jarle Weigård

Associate professor

Department of Social Sciences
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
jarle.weigard@uit.no
+47 776 45 791

Jarle Weigård is Associate Professor in Political Science at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, where he teaches Political Theory. His fields of interest include Democratic Theory and the theory of Human Rights. He has also written about minority rights and Indigenous rights, with particular focus on the similarities and differences between minority and Indigenous rights. In the project Indigenous Citizenship and Education he will, among other things, be working on a critique of the Indigenous challenges to the liberal concept of citizenship.

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Annamari Vitikainen

Annamari Vitikainen

Associate professor

Department of Philosophy
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
annamari.vitikainen@uit.no
+47 776 23330

Annamari Vitikainen is an Associate Professor of Philosophy (UiT), with a special interest in contemporary Political Philosophy. Vitikainen has worked extensively on issues of cultural diversity and minority rights – her latest book, The Limits of Liberal Multiculturalism: Towards an Individuated Approach to Cultural Diversity, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. Vitikainen is a member of the Pluralism, Diversity, and Justice (www.uit.no/pdj) research group, and a co-leader of the Globalizing Minority Rights (www.uit.no/research/gmr) research project (2016-2020). At present, Vitikainen is working on questions relating to different kinds of cross-border group protections (including the Sami), and on the conceptual issues of indigenous citizenship.

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Kjersti Fjørtoft

Kjersti Fjørtoft

Professor

Department of Philosophy
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
kjersti.fjortoft@uit.no
+47 776 45 915
+47 481 59 619

Kjersti Fjørtoft’s academic interests are Political Philosophy, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy and Research Ethics. She has published on issues concerning theories of justice, human capabilities, feminism and justice and democracy.

Fjørtoft is a member of the research groups Pluralism, Democracy and Justice, and the research group in Feminist Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, UiT. She is also a member of the NRC project Active Citizenship in culturally and religiously diverse societies, hosted by The Peace Research institute Oslo (PRIO).

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Velina Ninkova

Velina Ninkova

Postdoctoral Fellow

Centre for Sami Studies
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
velina.ninkova@uit.no
+47 77645904

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Kristin Evju

Kristin Evju

PhD student

Centre for Sami Studies
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
kristin.evju@uit.no
+47 77646900

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Dr Diane Smith

Dr Diane Smith

Senior Research Fellow

Australian National University
diane.smith@anu.edu.au
+61 2 6125 0160

Diane Smith is an Anthropologist with over 40 years’ experience working with Indigenous Australian communities and organizations in remote, rural and urban locations. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow, and the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Program Manager at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, The Australian National University of Canberra.

Dr Smith has carried out extensive governance research with Indigenous groups in Australia, and published widely on related issues of Indigenous policy, governance and capacity development, research methods, native title and land rights, organizational effectiveness, and cultures of governance. She was Chief Investigator of the ground-breaking Australian Indigenous Community Governance Research Project, and subsequently wrote the learning content for the Indigenous Governance Toolkit – a web-based resource that assists Indigenous people in their efforts to build effective and culturally legitimate governance.

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Dr Bill Fogarty

Dr Bill Fogarty

Senior Research Fellow

Australian National University
bill.fogarty@anu.edu.au
+61 2 6125 4221

Bill Fogarty is a Senior Research Fellow at the NCIS. He has a wealth of experience working on the development of Indigenous education programs, health discourse, Indigenous cultural and natural resource management, Indigenous sport, and Indigenous development policy across Australia. Fogarty has lived, worked and researched in remote Indigenous communities for over twenty years and has conducted numerous research projects, consultancies and evaluations on various forms of development throughout Australia. He is currently engaged in a number of high-level research engagements across Australia, as well as in Norway, Canada and New Zealand.

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Sharon Harvey

Sharon Harvey

Associate Professor

Auckland University of Technology
School of language and culture
sharon.harvey@aut.ac.nz
+64 9 921 9999 ext 9659

Associate Professor Sharon Harvey is Head of the School of Language and Culture and Deputy Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Culture and Society at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Harvey was an ESOL and workplace literacy teacher for many years. Over the last 22 years, she has been closely involved in the development of postgraduate programmes, and a research culture, at AUT. As an applied linguist, Sharon’s research interests include language learning and teaching, language policy and planning, intercultural communication and competency, language education evaluation, and language teacher development.

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Patrik Lantto

Patrik Lantto

Professor

Umeå universitetet
Vaartoe – Centre for Sámi Research
patrik.lantto@umu.se
090-786 61 86 / 070-170 03 89

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