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Várdduo-Centre för Sámi Research


Charlotta Svonni, doctoral student

Charlotta Svonni is a PhD candidate in History and Education with a focus on Sámi education.

Daniel Lindmark, professor

Professor of Church History at the Faculty of Arts (50 %) and Professor of History and Education at Umeå School of Education (50 %)

Gudrun Norstedt, postdoctoral fellow

I study forest history, primarily Sami historical use of land and resources.

Göran Bostedt, associate professor
Jing Helmersson, postdoctoral fellow

Mathematical modeling of climate change, dengue & mosquitoes. System dynamic modelling of happiness & life satisfaction. PhDs in physics 1989 (USA) and in public health 2018 (Sweden).

Krister Stoor, associate professor

Director of Várdduo - Centre of Sámi Research and associate professor at the Department of Language Studies/Sámi dutkan. Intellectual Indigenous traditions is my research interests. 

Kristina Josephson Hesse, senior research assistant
Kristina Sehlin Macneil, research fellow

I am a Researcher at Várdduo and the Co-Director for FADC. My research interests are conflicts between extractive industries and Indigenous peoples.

Lena Maria Nilsson, other position, research coordinator

My main research interest is temporal changes in Arctic/ Sami lifestyle factors from a food security perspective, and as triggers of low-grade inflammation and common uncommunicable diseases.

Main areas of interest: teaching, supervision and research on socioeconomic inequalities of health and health systems strengthening

Per Axelsson, associate professor
Peter Sköld, professor

I am professor in history, Sami culture and society development at Umeå University. Since 2012 I am exexcutive director at the Arctic Research Center.  

Åsa Össbo, research fellow

I am a researcher at Várdduo. My research intersts are social consequences of and conflicts over natural resource extraction, mainly hydropower production, in Indigenous peoples' areas.