Skip to content

Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 15 April 2021)


Várdduo-Centre för Sámi Research


Charlotta Svonni

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

Gudrun Norstedt

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

Göran Bostedt
Jing Helmersson

Main interests: Sámi Traditional Healing, integration of scientific research and traditional knowledge - Sámi and Chinese. PhDs in physics 1989 (USA) and in public health 2018 (Sweden).

Krister Stoor

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 Sehlin Macneil

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

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
Peter Sköld

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

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.