Jean-Sebastien Boutet

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Jean-Sébastien Boutet is a PhD student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment. Before arriving in Sweden he worked as a mining analyst for the Nunatsiavut Government in northern Labrador, Canada. His current interests concern science and research policy in the Arctic, with a particular focus on transnational corporate actors operating in the extractive industries. Using historical and contemporary case studies, he examines the prospects and limitations of scientific research conducted in the political context of northern mining projects. He asks whether current practices hold potential for Indigenous peoples who participate in and are excluded from Arctic science and research.