For over a decade I have focused my studies and research on exploring different dimensions of international relations, with an empirical focus on the Arctic and the North. For my research I have travelled speaking with diplomats, civil servants, NGO representatives, Indigenous Peoples representatives and community leaders, as well as other researchers.
I have had the opportunity to do archival research at the Library and Archives Canada and the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland. These experiences and opportunities to access information and meet and talk with some of the most interesting people cooperating, campaigning, living, and representing their people in the Arctic and North have enriched my research and helped broaden my appreciation of the dynamic nature and importance of the Circumpolar North.
Presently I am based at the Center for War Studies (CWS) University of Southern Denmark (SDU). While at SDU I held a Carlsberg Foundation Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. I am currently a Fellow of the JR Smallwood Foundation as well as a policy analyst for Indigenous Services Canada.
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.
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 (email@example.com).
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Some of my publications include:
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.
Phelps Bondaroff, Teale and Danita Catherine Burke. (2014). “Bridging Troubled Waters: History as Political Opportunity Structure.” Journal of Civil Society 10(2): 165-183. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17448689.2014.919179?journalCode=rcis20&#.Va1ua_lViko.
Select Speaking Engagements:
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)
I am the founder of the Women in the Arctic and Antarctic (WiAA) initiative and I started the WiAA initiative while funded by a European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship (grant agreement # 746312).