Adanna Omaka – (Law) – Arctic; maritime law; international and energy law; oil spill prevention and response

Aki Tonami – (International Political Economy) – Arctic; Asian states, especially Japan; perspectives of women

Alexandra Middleton – (Sustainable Business and Economic Development) – Arctic; High North; Murmansk; sustainable consumption; human security; sustainable resource use; environmentally responsible business

Alla Pozdnakova – (Law) – Maritime transport and shipping; law of the sea; environmental law; space law; national approaches to Arctic shipping regulations

Allyson Tessin – (Geology and biogeochemistry) – Ocean carbon and nutrient cycles; ocean seafloor environment; fisheries

Anne Merrild Hansen – (Strategic Environmental Assessment) – Greenland; Arctic impact assessments; community impact, benefits and engagement

Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann – (Mircobiology) – Arctic; Greenlandic foods; native gut mircobiomes

Barbara Crawford – (Art and Art History) – Arctic; traditional landscapes; moral relationship to nature; women in Arctic artistic expression

Barbora Padrtova – (International Relations and European Studies) – Arctic; national policies; Arctic Council; US-Russia relations; NATO-Russia relations; Arctic security and geopolitics

Carina Ren – (Tourism development and cultural innovation; ethnology) – Greenlandic knowledge collaboration and community-based tourism and entrepreneurship; Arctic; local impact of tourism

Carol Devine – (Advocate; NGOs) – Antarctic; Arctic; plastics; medical care; Svalbard; environmental clean-up; climate change and environmental degradation

Catherine Hirst – (Geochemistry) – Sweden; Northern Russia; Lena River; isotopes, microscopy and spectroscopy techniques; understanding weathering processes

Charlotta Hilli – (Distance Education) – Nordic countries; virtual learning environments; Sami; Finland; Sweden

Corine Wood-Donnelly – (Political Geography and International Relations) – Sovereignty and legitimacy; Sweden; maritime governance; sustainable development

Courtney Price – (Communications Manager Arctic Council CAFF Working Group; Journalism; Communications) – Iceland; communication strategy; Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program; Arctic Biodiversity Assessment; Arctic Biodiversity Congress; Arctic Migratory Birds Initiative

Danita Catherine Burke – (International Relations and Political Science) – Diplomacy and cooperation; Arctic Council; environmental NGOs; identity; role of militaries; Newfoundland; Canada

Daria Shapovalova – (Law) – Arctic; international law; offshore petroleum development and regulation; human rights

Dina Brode-Roger – (Cultural Studies) – Svalbard; Longyearbyen; Norway; identity; local identity; sustainability; policy; media representation; geographical and geopolitical significance

Eimear Tynan – (Architecture and Design) – Norway; Svalbard; Greenland; Russia; Iceland; Arctic landscape; High Arctic coastlines

Elizabeth Buchanan – (International Relations and Defence Studies) – Russian Arctic strategy; Russian-Ukrainian natural gas relations; Arctic energy development; Russian foreign energy strategy and critical infrastructure security

Emily Stevenson – (Geochemistry) – Greenland; glacial erosion; Arctic rivers; Arctic weathering; carbon cycle and climate

Eva la Cour – (Visual artist) – Denmark; Sweden; Norway; Svalbard; media and visual anthropology; the film ‘The Tour’; imaginary geographies and their materialities

Heather Exner-Pirot – (International Relations) – Arctic; Human Security; Regionalisation; Arctic Council; Arctic governance; Southern Chile; Huilliche

Ingrid Medby – (Political Geography) – Arctic identity; national narratives; geopolitics; sovereignty; Canada; Iceland; Norway

Jasmiini Fransala (née Pylkkänen) – (Development Studies and Environmental Politics) – Resource Extraction; Sustainable Arctic Communities; Natural resource governance; Arctic and sub-Arctic; Finland; Canada; Nunavut; Greenland; Sweden; Norway

Jessica Penney – (Global Health, Sociology and Public Policy) – Nunatsiavut; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nunavut; Development projects; health and social issues

Joanna Kafarowski – (Natural Resources and Environmental Studies) – Inuit women; contaminants and decision-making; resource management; Arctic; Arctic Council; Antarctic

Karen Everett – (Canadian and Indigenous Studies) – Canadian North; Arctic; border management; economic inequality; regional governance

Kimberly Aiken – (International Environmental Policy) – Arctic; Antarctic; Stakeholder engagement; Polar political policy; Diversity; Inclusion; Indigenous knowledge

Kirstine Møller – (Archaeology and Sustainable Heritage Management) – Inuit: Greenland; Labrador; Moravians; memory and practice

Lisbeth Iversen – (Regions and Regionalization, Art, Architecture, Architectural and Building Conservation; Ethnology and Cultural Heritage; International Politics) – Community-based monitoring; Arctic; Climate change; Sustainable welfare; Arendal

Maria Ackrén – (Political Science and International Relations) – Arctic; Greenland; Finland; Sweden; Thule Base; Greenlandic Independence issues; Democracy; Uranium mining

Maria Scheel – (Biogeochemistry) – Arctic; Greenland; greenhouse gases; nucleic acids; APECS Denmark

Marianne Falardeau – (Natural Resource Sciences) – Arctic marine ecology; sustainability science; food web dynamics and ecosystem services; northern communities; Indigenous and local knowledge holders   

Marisol Maddox – (Environmental Studies and Security) – Arctic; US strategy; polar governance; geopolitics; climate change risk mitigation

Maud van Soest – (Natural Sciences) – West Greenland; Biogeochemical cycles; de-glaciated terrain; permafrost

Megan Sheremata – (Environmental Science) – Canada; Inuit knowledge and land-users; environmental change on sea ice and salinity; environmental management

Mitdlarak Lennert – (Social Sciences, Education) – Arctic; Greenland; Education Systems; Governance of primary school systems; stakeholder prioritization

Rebecca Lynge – (Greenlandic Civil Servant; International development) – Arctic; Greenland; international cooperation; Kingdom of Denmark; trade policy; SDWG Strategic Framework; Indigenous peoples rights and policy

Samantha Saville – (Human Geography) – Norway; Longyearbyen; Svalbard; conservation and environmental protection; human-nature relations

Sigrun Sigurdardottir – (Health Science and Nursing) – Arctic; Childhood sexual abuse for women; Psychological trauma and violence; Gender based violence

Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir – (International Relations) – Arctic; Iceland; Icelandic foreign policy analysis; security policy; negotiations; international and US politics; feminism

Silke Reeploeg – (History) – Arctic; Greenland; Shetland Islands; Patagonia; historical and cultural encounters in the Arctic; coastal communities; feminist approaches

Siri Gulliksen Tømmerbakke – (Newspaper Editor) – High North News; politics; business; climate; society; Arctic

Sophie Watson – (Natural Sciences) – Arctic; bacterial and parasitic communities; climate change; anthropogenic stressors; polar bears; wolverines; gastrointestinal health; ecosystem impact of resource development

Tara Cater – (Geography and Political Economy) – Arctic; Canada; Nunavut; resource development; community engagement; mining; Inuit

Tayana Arakchaa – (Linguistics) – Russia; Siberia; Alaska; Sweden; Antarctica; Tozhu reindeer herder-hunters; international agreements; marine resource and minerals; Indigenous peoples

Victoria Buschman – (Conservation Biologist) – Arctic; Indigenous knowledge; conservation assessments; flora and fauna

Zdenka Sokolickova – (Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Ethics) –  Arctic; Norway; Svalbard; Longyearbyen; Social Anthropology; identity politics; mining; tourism; globalization


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