Kukka Ranta

Doctoral candidate, Nonfiction Author, Journalist, Photographer

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20192020

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Research interests

The biggest environmental disaster of our era, climate change, is causing rapid changes in the northern regions. My doctoral dissertation examines Finnish colonialism in the Sámi homeland and colonialist actions of the Finnish state in the crossfire of various business interests with an example of the Arctic Railway, as well as Sámi Indigenous people's environmental awareness and activity as protectors of the Northern nature. I aim to make assimilating social structures visible and to promote the realization of indigenous peoples' rights and the Sámi people's right to self-determination in Finland.

PREVIOUS EDUCATION
2013 Master of Social Sciences, Development Studies, University of Helsinki
2009 Bachelor of Arts, General History, University of Helsinki

Field of science

  • Multidisciplinary
  • Political science

Keywords

  • Indigenous Studies
  • Sami research
  • Colonialism
  • Settler Colonialism

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