Research topics for GENI Applied Research Projects and Theses

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Students completing the Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous areas (GENI) master's program are encouraged to combine the research for their Applied Research Projects with their theses. The Applied Research Project (ARP) is an example of “service learning” that allows students to put their research, writing and policy development skills into practice, for the mutual benefit of scholarship and local institutions.

The following are potential host/topic combinations in specialized research areas that we would be happy to see students pursue.

Duodji governance Small businesses in Sápmi Sámi tourism
  • Complete an applied research project with the Sámi Council to assist with their project on the Duodji Mark.
  • Write a thesis on the development, usage, and impact of the Duodji Mark, potentially comparing with Indigenous handicraft governance elsewhere in the world.
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi recommended
  • Knowledge of law or duodji an asset
  • Complete an applied research project with the Sámediggi, investigating the effectiveness of “enkeltpersonforetak” businesses in Norwegian Sápmi.
  • Write a thesis on the potential and challenges for the socially sustainable commercialization of Sámi culture by small entrepreneurs.
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi required
  • Complete an applied research project with the Sámediggi, investigating the variety of Sámi-led tourism businesses.
  • Write a thesis investigating the common values of the Sámi tourism industry.
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi required
Indigenous land management
comparison
 Arctic Council Work Group
assessments
 
  • Complete an applied research project with the Finnmark Estate (FeFo), comparing the Finnmark Act with Indigenous land and resource management systems in Canada or Alaska.
  • Write a thesis investigating Indigenous land and resource management
  • Fluency in Norwegian or Sámi beneficial, but not required
  • Complete an applied research project for the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat, synthesizing a major assessment and researching its relevance to an Indigenous community
  • Write a thesis examining the inclusion of Traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic Council or one of its work groups
  • Fluency in Russia beneficial, but not required
 

Applicants to the program who are interested in the above topics are encouraged to note it in their statements of research interest. Please see the program description and frequently asked questions for more details including general admission requirements.

For examples of completed GENI theses, please visit the Munin Open Research Archive.

 



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