Dr Torunn Pettersen
Torunn Pettersen has been affiliated with Sámi allaskuvla / Sámi University of Applied Sciences more or less since the institution was established in1989. She has had various administrative and scientific positions and works currently as a researcher (part-time) at the Department for language, duodji, reindeer husbandry and social sciences. Her educational background includes a PhD in health sciences (UiT The Arctic University of Norway 2015), a second level degree ("hovedfag") in political science (University of Tromsø 1998), and a three-year education as a librarian (Statens bibliotekhøgskole 1983). Among her research interests are • Terms and conditions for knowledge building and opinion formation on Sámi issues – especially the making and use of Sámi and other indigenous (official) statistics, including ethnicity data as a phenomenon. • The Sámediggi elections – especially aspects of the Sámediggi electoral roll in Norway, as well as gender-related aspects. • Health and living conditions among the Sámi and other indigenous peoples.