Apart from research and teaching, another important facet in the work of a Sámi culture professor is the social mission, which also entails public appearances.
The assistant professor post of Sámi and other northern cultures was established in the University of Oulu in 1998. This was one step towards the Giellagas Institute, where Sámi culture joined Sámi language as a major subject.
An academic career involves many kinds of seminars and conferences, as well as public examinations. As opponent of Outi Oinas in the university of Lapland in 2007.
Working with Sámi culture is also international: it has taken the professor to many events and to different parts of the world.
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