I have a PhD from the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University in Wales, UK and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland. My research has been funded by the: Social Science and Humanities Research Council (2010-2011: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship), Rothermere Foundation (2011-2015), Carlsberg Foundation (2016-2018: Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship), EU Horizon 2020 (2018-2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship), J.R. Smallwood Foundation for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies (2020-2022) and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (2022-2023: Northern Scholars Research Fellowship).

Since 2020, I have been a research fellow at the Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark. I have been awarded a 2022-23 Northern Scholars Research Fellowship by the University of Edinburgh to visit and work on my research into Greenpeace and its history and its 21st century ambitions in the Arctic and Circumpolar North. I am also completing work on the UK’s role in Arctic military defence as part of a wider book project on NATO’s northern flank.

If you would like to learn more about my work, or would like to contact me, you can find me on twitter @DanitaBurke1 or you can contact me by email (burke@sam.sdu.dk).

For additional information on my research, please visit my:

Center for War Studies, SDU

Academia.edu profile page

Select List of Publications:

Burke, Danita Catherine (2022). WWF and Arctic Environmentalism: Conservationism and the ENGO in the Circumpolar North. Manchester University Press. https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9781526153821/wwf-and-arctic-environmentalism/

Burke, Danita Catherine (2021). “The Case for a Greenpeace Apology to Newfoundland and Labrador.” The Northern Review (Open Access). https://doi.org/10.22584/nr51.2021.002.

Burke, Danita Catherine. (2021). “The Relationship between Kanngiqtugaapik/Clyde River and Greenpeace: An Interview with Mayor Jerry Natanine.” Arctic 74(1): 106-110 (Open Access). https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic72299.

Burke, Danita Catherine. (2020) “Re-establishing Legitimacy after Stigmatization: Greenpeace in the North American North.” Polar Record 56(e26): 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0032247420000285

Burke, Danita Catherine. (2019) Diplomacy and the Arctic Council. Montreal and Kingston. McGill-Queens University Press. https://www.mqup.ca/diplomacy-and-the-arctic-council-products-9780773559196.php.

Burke, Danita Catherine. (2018) International Disputes and Cultural Ideas in the Canadian Arctic: Arctic Sovereignty in the National Consciousness. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319619163.

Burke, Danita Catherine and Andre Saramago. (2018) “Singapore’s use of Education as a Soft Power Tool in Arctic Cooperation.” Asian Survey 58(5): 920-941. https://doi.org/10.1525/AS.2018.58.5.920.

Select List of Speaking Engagements:

Book Launch: “WWF and Arctic Environmentalism: Conservationism and the ENGO in the Circumpolar North” by Dr Danita Catherine Burke, The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh (October 26th, 2022) (https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/event/book-launch-wwf-and-arctic-environmentalism-conservationism-and-engo-circumpolar-north-dr)

Radio interview with CBC The Broadcast with Jane Adey (November 11, 2021) to follow-up on my interview and research calling on Greenpeace to apologize to Newfoundland and Labrador sealers, Indigenous peoples, sealing communities and families for inflicting forms of violence on rural and isolated sealers and sealing cultures in the 1970s-1980s (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-122-the-broadcast/clip/15878064-still-waiting-apology-greenpeace)

Radio interview with CBC The Broadcast with Jane Adey (May 27, 2021) to discuss the impact of economic, cultural and psychological violence on coastal communities in during the anti-sealing movement (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-122/clip/15845723)

BBC World Service, The Compass “The New Arctic”, Episode 4: Power (Aired 24 February 2021, Produced by Allen Little) – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct1gvc
Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark interview “Danita Burke discussing why Greenpeace should apologize for anti-sealing violence”

Arctic Institute of North America (AINA): Advancing Knowledge for a Changing North
(Recorded 15 January 2021; Published 18 February 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj5Zt180gik&feature=youtu.be
Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark interview
“Interview with Danita Burke about her new book Diplomacy and the Arctic Council


Public Lecture by Danita Catherine Burke promoting the book International Disputes and Cultural Ideas in the Canadian Arctic: Arctic Sovereignty in the National Consciousness at Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland – 30 April 2018