REXSAC PhD student, Jasmiini Pylkkäne, interviewed for Women in the Arctic and Antarctic 

REXSAC PhD student, Jasmiini Pylkkäne, interviewed for Women in the Arctic and Antarctic 

REXSAC Phd student at the Cultural Anthropology research unit at the University of Oulu in Finland was interviewed about her REXSAC fieldwork in Rankin Inlet by the website Women in the Arctic and Antarctic. Jasmiini Pylkkäne has spent almost eight months in Rankin as part of her Phd research about the impact of extractive industries there.

“Successful or not, mining and other large-scale extractive endeavors can fundamentally influence what kind of practices people consider to be fair and just. Large extractive operations can alter people’s relationships with each other and with the land and environment. I think we do not understand these changes and dynamics well enough…”

She shares about this unique experience of familiarizing herself with a new landscape and culture. Read the entire article here. The Women in the Arctic and Antarctic initiative aims to promote the work and experiences of women and their contribution to both scientific and traditional Polar knowledge.

 

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