UArctic Thematic Network on Critical Arctic studies (CAS) was established  in 2021 to strengthen and promote multidisciplinary, critical studies of the Arctic.

Critical research here means challenging mainstream, simplified, and stereotypical understandings of the Arctic; questioning basis of the current depictions of the region and its development; engaging more standpoints and voices for diverse reflective assessments of policy; and elevating the importance of the region and its future on the global scale.

The thematic network aims at promoting teaching and supervision for growth of critical Arctic studies, and providing a forum for cooperation in teaching, supervision, and research as well as for networking and mentorship between scholars at different stages in their academic careers.

The joint activities planned are suitable for a range of disciplines such as political science, sociology, anthropology, gender studies, Sami and indigenous studies, environmental management, legal studies, geography and so forth.

The CAS events and activities are open to anyone interested in Critical Arctic Studies.
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