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Scandinavian Studies - Troy Storfjell, Pacific Lutheran University: "Until the Sun Returns: Sami Cultural Resilience"

Speaker Troy Storfjell, Pacific Lutheran University
Date Feb 12, 2013
Time 6:00 pm  
Location Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building
Cost Free and open to the public
Sponsor Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Contact Professor Anna Stenport
Event type Lecture
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Astract -- Despite enduring centuries of colonization and oppression, the Indigenous Sami people of northern Scandinavia and northwestern Russia continue not only to survive, but to thrive. As we enter a period of increasing racism, violence, and an apparent return of state support for colonialism, we can take heart in the resilient staying power of Sami culture and ways of knowing. Bio -- Troy Storfjell is Associate Professor of Norwegian and Scandinavian Studies at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. A Sami scholar himself, he has focused much of his research on Nordic colonialism and Sami culture and literature. Recently Troy has been working in the area of Indigenous methodologies and epistemologies. He also serves on the board of Romssa Sami Searvi, the Tromso Sami Association. Troy received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin'Madison in 2001.
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