Olsén, Laura

Researcher, PhD Candidate

The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law

Contact information:
tel. +358 40 4844 277
E-mail: laura.olsen(at)ulapland.fi

Laura works as a researcher at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law. She is working in Leena Heinämäki’s project which is part of the Finnish government’s analysis, assessment and research activities. The project concentrates on the rights of Sámi people in Finland.

Education:

  • The Northern Sámi language and culture, The Sámi education institute (2015)
  • Master of Social Sciences in International Relations, University of Tampere (2012)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in International Relations, University of Tampere (2010)
  • Diploma on Social Sciences in International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK (2009)

Research Interests:

  • Indigenous peoples’ rights, Sámi rights, environmental security in the Arctic, human security in the Arctic.
  • PhD Research (ongoing): Environmental and human security situation in the Arctic from indigenous people’s perspective.

Academic employment

  • November – December 2015, Researcher at Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre
  • April – October 2015, Visiting researcher at Sustainable Development Research Group, Arctic Centre
  • April 2014 – March 2015, Researcher at Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, in the project dealing with the Reindeer herding and other land use forms - Comparative Research on the different models of Implementing ILO Convention No. 169 in the Finnish Lapland (the project research assistant).

 

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