Karla Jessen Williamson
Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations
relate to privilege, deconstruction and reconstruction of knowledge on Inuit; world views and education; antiracist education
PhD. Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. 2006
Master's Degree in Education, University of Saskatchewan. 1992
Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Saskatchewan.1987
Bachelor's Degree in Education, University of Saskatchewan. 1983
Teacher Training College of Nuuk, Greenland. Ilinniarfissuaq, Greenland Teacher Training
Areas of specialization
- Discourses on epistemologies
- World views – especially Inuit
- Gender Relations
- Resilience and Aboriginal peoples
- Aboriginal higher learning
- Arctic peoples and governance
Principal courses taught
- Introduction to First Nations and Cross-Cultural Education
- Resilience and Education
- Introduction to Education
Languages spoken and written: Greenlandic, Danish, and English, some German
Previous Positions Relevant to U of S Employment
Executive Director for the Arctic Institute of North America, University of Calgary
Research Associate, Culture and Mental Helath Research Unit, McGill University
Senior Researcher for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (National Inuit Organization of Canada)
Sessional Lecturer for Indian and Northern Education Program, University of Saskatchewan
2010 (in print) “Inherit my Heaven: Men and women in Greeland.” Inussuk, Nuuk.
2010 “Inuit Ways of Knowing: Cosmocentrism and the Role of Teasing in Child Development” chapter three in Ethological Case Study: Social conflict and the acquisition and expression of conditioned defeat. Cambridge University Press. Co-authored with Laurence J. Kirmayer.
2004 Lead author on “Gender Issues.” Arctic Human Development Report. Edited by Oran R. Young and Níels Einarsson. Oddi Printing Co. Reykjavik. Iceland
2000 “Celestial and Social Families of the Inuit.” Expressions in Canadian Native Studies. Edited by Ron Laliberte, Priscilla Settee, James Waldram, Rob Innes, Brenda MacDougall, Lesley McBain, and F. Laurie Barron. Aboriginal Program, Extension Division, University of Saskatchewan Extension Press, Saskatoon, Canada.
1995 “Canadian Inuit Teacher Training and Inuit Identity” in Ilinniarfissuaq Ukiuni 150-ini. Edited by Daniel Thorleifsen. Atuakkiorfik. Nuuk, Greenland.
2006 “Men's and women's spheres among couples from Maniitsoq (Greenland)” in Ėtudes/Inuit/Studies.” Vol #30(1).
2002 “Development and progress in the Arctic.” The Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland. Occasional series No. 3, 2002.
SELECTION OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Board of Governor of Ilisimatusarfik (Greenland University).
Canadian Advisory Council for International Polar Year (IPY)
Advisory Committee member for the Minister of Natural Resources Canada: Earth Sciences.
Canadian National Steering Committee for IPY.
Conference Chair, 14th Inuit Studies Conference.
|2010||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council|
|2009||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council|
|2007||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council|
|2006||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council|
|2006||Advised Government of Canada IPY officials on how to devise Social/Cultural Review to evaluate IPY scientific research applications – Inuit input on behalf of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). 2006 Committee member advising the Government of Canada International Polar Year office to establish Calls for Proposal and adhering document for the scientific program – representing the ITK.|
|2005||Reviewed two of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s Junior Northern Chair holders.|
|DONATION OF INUIT ART|
|2004||Mackenzie Art Gallery: www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca|
|1991||Art Gallery of Ontario www.ago.net|
|2008||Royal Canadian Mounted Police Report on Policing in Nunavut.|
|2008||Misissuineq atoruminartoq – radio interview with research partners in Greenland.|
|2006||Naligiissitaaneq kia isaanit? Equality from whose point of view? Half an hour Greenland television program – interview on PhD dissertation material|
|2005||Nunatsiaq News: “Women’s movement skews gender issues in the North.” http://www.nunatsiaq.com/news/nunavut/51007_13.html|
|2005||Nunatsiaq News: "Arnaasiaq" and "angutaasiaq" people deserve love and tolerance. An editorial piece on Inuit and diversity http://www.nunatsiaq.com/archives/50429/opinionEditorial/editorial.html|