Rauna Kuokkanen

Rauna Kuokkanen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto. She earned her M.A. in Sami Language and Literature from the University of Oulu and an M.A. in Comparative Literature and Ph.D. in Education from the University of British Columbia.

Professor Kuokkanen’s research examines indigenous self-determination in the intersection of gender, human rights and structures of violence in Canada, Greenland and the Nordic countries.

Representative Publications

Kuokkanen, Rauna. “‘To See What State We Are In’: First Years of the Greenland Self-Government Act and the Pursuit of Inuit Sovereignty.” Ethnopolitics 16.2 (2017): 179-195.

Kuokkanen, Rauna. “Gendered Violence and Politics in Indigenous Communities: The Cases of Aboriginal People in Canada and the Sami in Scandinavia.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 17.2 (2015): 271-288.

Kuokkanen, Rauna. “From Indigenous Economies to Market-Based Self-Governance: A Feminist Political Economy Analysis.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 44.2 (2011): 275.

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