Dr. Laura Junka-Aikio will give public talk Indigenous Culture Jamming: Suohpanterror and the art of articulating a Sámi political community
The talk will be held on Thursday the 1st of March at 12.15 (LS 19) and is open to all. The event will end at 13.45. The lecture can be followed via livestream https://connect.eoppimispalvelut.fi/luento/
The lecture is part of the Goalmát káfastallam Workshop Indigenous perspectives on knowledge production.
Laura Junka-Aikio is a researcher at the Tromsø University Museum, University of Tromsø, where she is working as part of a NFR funded research project "Societal Dimension of Sami Research". Her research is concerned particularly with questions of colonialism and decolonization and politics of knowledge in the context of present, late modern societies. She is the author of Late Modern Palestine: The subject and representation of the second intifada (Routledge, 2015), and a co-editor of the recent Cultural Studies special issue "Cultural Studies of Extraction" (2017). Her article "Can the Sámi Speak Now? Deconstructive research ethos and the debate on who is a Sámi in Finland" (2016, Cultural Studies, 30:2, 205-233) was the recipient of the first annual Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers in 2017.
Káfastallat is a research network led by Dr. May-Britt Öhman, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University and Sámi Land Free University; Dr. Astri Dankertsen, associate prof. Social Sciences at the Nord University, Bodö and Dr. Sanna Valkonen, associate prof. of Sámi research, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi.
Káfastallat is funded by NOS-HS - Joint Committee for Nordic research councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences which is a cooperation between the research councils in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden responsible for research within the Humanities and Social Sciences.