Indigenous Sámi Feminism
PhD candidate: Ina Knobblock
Abstract: My research explores the contribution of Indigenous feminism to social theory in general and to feminist theory in particular. My specific area of interest are Sámi feminist perspectives. Methodologically, my work takes as its point of departure the narratives of Sámi feminists in the Nordic countries. As part of my ongoing research, I have met with and interviewed several self-identified Sami feminists with the aim of learning about and sharing feminist analyses and experiences (cf. Knobblock & Kuokkanen 2015). Central to my research is an effort to bridge, in critical dialogue with Indigenous feminist movements, the symbolic with the material. Thus, the struggle for land and water with the struggle for identity and belonging.
Source of Funding: Faculty of Social Sciences, Lund University