Otso Kortekangas is a postdoctoral researcher at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment. His current project ”Indigenous avant la lettre. The origins and livelihoods of the Sámi in European scholarly thought 1930–1960”, funded through the Swedish Research Council's International postdoc grant, studies the prehistory of the concept "indigenous". In what terms did early twentieth century Nordic and European scholars describe and discuss the origins and the livelihoods of the Sámi before the term ”indigenous” was widely in use? The scholarly discussions on the origins and the livelihoods of the Sámi included important links to international debates on themes such as ecology, evolution, and the preservation and education of indigenous peoples.
Kortekangas' 3-year postdoc project (2019-2022) at KTH includes research periods at the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning and Education (Turku, Finland), the Scott Polar Research Institute (Cambridge, UK) the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (Munich, Germany) and the Centre for Nordic Studies (Helsinki, Finland).
Full list of publications: https://www.otsokortekangas.com