Welcome

Welcome! I am a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington and FLAS fellow in Inuktitut. I completed my undergraduate at Minnesota State University, Mankato and Telemark University College.
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Broadly speaking, I am interested in indigenous-state relations and Arctic environmental politics. My current research addresses the Arctic as a stage for evolving sovereignty and environmental norms. To date, my work has appeared or is under review in The American Review of Canadian Studies, the Polar Journal, World History Connected, The Cross Section Journal, and Managing Multicultural Scandinavia. You may learn more about my academic work and experiences on my C.V.
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Outside of academia, I have experience interning for the U.S. Department of State: Office of International Security Operations, and have classroom experience teaching and tutoring English as a Second Language with adult immigrants, refugees, and college students, as well as college prep for minority students and international students. I care deeply about making learning engaging for students, and always seek to teach complex concepts in accessible ways. Teaching and community contribution are additional forms of academic service to the field.