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Kristina Sehlin Macneil

I am an Associate Professor and a Researcher/Deputy Director at Várdduo and the Co-Director for FADC. My research interests include conflicts between extractive industries and Indigenous peoples.

Research qualifications: Docent


Works at

Research fellow at Várdduo-Centre för Sámi Research Role: Assistant director
YA, Norra Beteendevetarhuset, 4 tr Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliated as other position at Faculty Office of Arts and Humanities
Förvaltningshuset, östra flygeln, plan 4, Umeå universitet, Universitetstorget Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am an Associate Professor of Sámi Studies and a Research Fellow at Várdduo - Center for Sami Research in the project Damage Done: Indigenous experience of and recommendations for energy production, which started in December 2019. Since December 2021 I am leading the project Lateral violence: Effects of external pressures on Indigenous and local communities. I have previously been a postdoctoral fellow at Várdduo. In previous research I examined conflicts and power relations between Indigenous peoples and extractive industries/majority societies and used the concept of Extractive Violence to describe how extractivism can affect Indigenous communities. My research interests include: asymmetric conflicts and power relations between Indigenous peoples and extractive industries/majority societies; cultural, structural, extractive and lateral violence and its impact on Indigenous and local communities; theory, method and ethics in Indigenous research; as well as connections between people and land. I have done extensive international work, especially in Australia, and am active in several international networks, including ENTAN (European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network) and MinErAl (Knowledge Network on Mining Encounters and Indigenous Sustainable Livelihoods).

Since July 2018 I am the Co-Director for the Faculty of Arts Doctoral College (FADC).

Since June 2022 I am the Deputy Director for Várdduo - Centre for Sámi Research. 

I also teach as much as time allows.

Inclusion, equity, diversity, and social justice in education: a critical exploration of the sustainable development goals, Springer 2023 : 57-75
Marsh, Jillian; Daniels-Mayes, Sheelagh; Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina; et al.
Etnologiskt fältarbete: nya fält och former, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB 2022 : 85-103
Bylund, Christine; Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Kulturella perspektiv, 31
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella perspektiv 2022, Vol. 31 : 1-3
Langum, Virginia; Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
In education, Saskatchewan: University of Regina 2022, Vol. 28, (1a) : 23-38
Lindgren, Eva; Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
The Extractive Industries and Society, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 12
Nachet, Louise; Beckett, Caitlynn; Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Sustainability, MDPI 2021, Vol. 13, (9)
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina; Daniels-Mayes, Sheelagh; Akbar, Skye; et al.
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv 2020, (3) : 3-6
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina; Langum, Virginia
Kulturella Perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift
Seton Hall journal of diplomacy and international relations, South Orange, NJ: The School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University 2019, Vol. XXI, (1) : 36-53
Daniels-Mayes, Sheelagh; Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Natural resource conflicts and sustainable development, Routledge 2019 : 99-113
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella Perspektiv, Umeå universitet 2019, Vol. 28, (1-2) : 42-51
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina; Inga, Niila
Journal of Northern Studies, Umeå: Umeå Universitet 2018, Vol. 12, (2) : 81-103
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Ord och bild, Göteborg: 2018, (2-3) : 34-39
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Samefolket, (7)
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Samisk kamp: kulturförmedling och rättviserörelse, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur 2017 : 140-161
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina; Lawrence, Rebecca
Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, Vol. 19, (3) : 95-111
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Dagens Nyheter
Allard, Christina; Axelsson, Per; Brännlund, Isabelle; et al.
Ethnologia Scandinavica, Uppsala: Swedish Science Press 2015, Vol. 45 : 73-88
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Finding the common ground: narratives, provocations and reflections from the 40 year celebration of batchelor institute, Batchelor NT: Batchelor Press 2015 : 119-126
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina; Marsh, Jillian
Västerbottens Kuriren
Ledman, Anna-Lill; Sehlin Macneil, Kristina; Saba Persson, Jenny
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet 2014, Vol. 23, (1) : 50-57
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina
Västerbottens Kuriren
Ledman, Anna-Lill; Brännlund, Isabelle; Löf, Annette; et al.
Löf, Annette; Andersson, Tore; Horstkotte, Tim; et al.
Skrifter från Centrum för samisk forskning, 6
Sehlin MacNeil, Kristina

Research projects

1 November 2019 until 31 December 2023