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Rauna Kuokkanen is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Aboriginal Studies Program at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD on Education from the University of British Columbia, an M.A. on Comparative Literature (UBC) and an M.A. on Sami Language and Literature (University of Oulu, Finland). She is the author of Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes and the Logic of the Gift (UBC Press, 2007) and Boaris dego eana: Eamiálbmogiid diehtu, filosofiijat ja dutkan (translated title: As Old as the Earth. Indigenous Knowledge, Philosophies and Research, Čálliidlágádus, Sami Academica Series, 2009) and editor of the anthology on contemporary Sami literature Juoga mii geasuha (2001). Her current research, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, examines indigenous self-determination in the intersection of gender, human rights and structures of violence in Canada, Greenland and the Nordic countries. She is from Ohcejohka/Utsjoki, Sápmi (Finland).

Rávdná lea professor Toronto Universitehta stáhtadiehtaga lágadusas ja eamiálbmotoahpuid prográmmas. Sus lea doavttirgráda (PhD) University of British Columbias Kanadas, MA veardádalli girjjálašvuođas (University of British Columbia) ja sámegielas ja girjjálašvuođas (Oulu universitehta). Son lea čállán girjjiid Reshaping the University: Responsibility, Indigenous Epistemes and the Logic of the Gift (UBC Press, 2007) ja Boaris dego eana: Eamiálbmogiid diehtu, filosofiijat ja dutkan (Čálliidlágádus 2009) ja doaimmahan sámi girjjálašvuođa antologiija Juoga mii geasuha (2001). Dasa lassin son lea almmustahttán máŋga artihkkala eamiálbmogiid filosofiijas, girjjálašvuođas, dekoloniseremis ja akademalaš máilmmi ja eamiálbmogiid dieđu gaskavuođain. Su dálá dutkanprošeakta guorahallá eamiálbmogiid iešmearrideami sohkabeali, olmmošvuoigatvuođaid ja veahkaválddi struktuvrraid perspektiivvain. Dát prošeakta lea veardádalli dutkamus ja guoská eamiálbmogiid Kanadas, Ruonáeatnamis ja Sámis. Son lea Ohcejogas eret.

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