About Dr. Pigga Keskitalo
Dr. Pigga Keskitalo is Associate Professor in Education at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences and Sámi teacher education.
Keskitalo completed her Ph.D entitled 'Saamelaisen koulun kulttuurisensitiivisyyttä etsimässä kasvatusantropologian keinoin' (Searching Sámi school's cultural sensitivity through educational anthropology) at University of Lapland in 2010.
She is a project leader of Norgesuniversitet funded project:
Davvi guovddážis - Focus on the North: Digitála oahpahus oahpaheaddjeoahpui - Digital learning for pre- and inservice teacher education.
Keskitalo is a network researcher of Migration Institute, Turku, Finland.
Keskitalo participated in the research project Sámi máná áigumušat - Sámi children voices lead by Dr. Ylva Jannok Nutti and funded by Norwegian Research Council (1 September 2015-31 October 2017).
Since joining the staff at Sámi University of Applied Sciences (1999), Keskitalo has taught education for student teachers.
Keskitalo's research interest lie at the interface of Sámi and Indigenous education, Indigenous research methods, education history, inclusion, interculturalism, minority and multilingual education and teacher education. She is particularly interested in researching vulnerable groups' education contexts, practices and narratives.