Doctoral Research

Indigenous-industry governance interactions in the Arctic

Eva Maria Fjellheim and Marina Goloviznina Peeters are employed as a PhD students in Indigenous-industry governance interactions. The positions are affiliated with the research project The Arctic governance triangle: government, Indigenous peoples and industry in change (TriArc) and the Arctic Governance group.


Eva Maria Fjellheim Phd Candidate, Centre for Sami Studies

Indigenous peoples' self-determination and renewable energy

The aim of the project "Indigenous peoples’ self-determination and renewable energy" is to explore how indigenous peoples' rights are protected in the Global North and South when they are affected by climate change mitigation and energy policies, and when they encounter the development of renewable energy on their traditional lands. 

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Marina Goloviznina Peeters PhD Candidate, Centre for Sami Studies

Indigenous Agency and Normative Change from ‘Below’ in Russia: Izhma-Komi’s Perspective on Governance and Recognition

Unrecognized indigenous groups are trying to contest the norms of recognition politics they perceive as unjust and illegitimate and whether they can succeed in their attempts under the undemocratic political regime. In her fieldwork-based case-study, Goloviznina Peeters analyses the successful experience on norms contestation by the Izhma-Komi people from the northwest Russian Arctic, whose recognition as ‘indigenous’ is withheld by the Russian authorities.

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