Book launch: Indigenous Research Methodologies in Sámi and Global Contexts

Thursday 20.5.2021 at 17–18:30
Live streamed from the Think Corner (Tiedekulma)

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How can research methods be drawn from local ways of producing knowledge? What are the shared elements of Indigenous research methodologies? How has Indigenous studies emerged? The new open access book Indigenous Research Methodologies in Sámi and Global Contexts (Brill 2021), edited by Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (University of Helsinki), Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland/ Sámi University of Applied Sciences), and Torjer Olsen (UiT–the Arctic University of Norway), answers these questions.

In the book launch, the editors will unveil the work and the authors will join the conversation about their methodological choices in Indigenous research.

About the book:

This book addresses the conceptualization and practice of Indigenous research methodologies especially in Sámi and North European academic contexts. It examines the meaning of Sámi research and research methodologies, practical levels of doing Indigenous research today in different contexts, as well as global debates in Indigenous research. The contributors present place-specific and relational Sámi research approaches as well as reciprocal methodological choices in Indigenous research in North-South relationships. This edited volume is a result of a research collaboration in four countries where Sámi people live. By taking the readers to diverse local discussions, the collection emphasizes communal responsibility and care as a key in doing Indigenous research.

The authors: 

Rauni Äärelä-Vihriälä (Sámi University of Applied Sciences) 

Hanna Guttorm (University of Helsinki) 

Lea Kantonen (University of the Arts Helsinki) 

Pigga Keskitalo (University of Lapland/ Sámi University of Applied Sciences) 

Ilona Kivinen (University of Helsinki) 

Britt Kramvig (UiT the Arctic University of Norway) 

Petter Morottaja (University of Oulu) 

Eljas Niskanen 

Torjer Olsen (UIT–the Arctic University of Norway) 

Marja-Liisa Olthuis (University of Oulu) 

Hanna Outakoski (Umeå University/ UiT the Arctic University of Norway 

Attila Paksi (University of Helsinki) 

Jelena Porsanger (University of Helsinki) 

Aili Pyhälä (University of Helsinki) 

Rauna Rahko-Ravantti (Sámi University of Applied Sciences) 

Torkel Rasmussen (Sámi University of Applied Sciences) 

Erika Katjaana Sarivaara (University of Lapland) 

Irja Seurujärvi-Kari (University of Helsinki) 

Trond Trosterud (UiT the Arctic University of Norway) 

Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen (University of Helsinki) 

Ragnhild Lydia Nystad


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