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Tahnee Lisa Prior

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University; Co-lead “Women of the Arctic”

Full Biography

Dr. Tahnee Lisa Prior is a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Her research interests include global environmental governance, international law, complex systems theory, Arctic and oceans governance, and the nexus of gender and environment. Tahnee is also a collaborator on a project titled “Women of the Arctic Ocean: Exploring the Intersection of Gender, Indigeneity & the Law of the Sea in the Canadian Arctic”, funded through an Oceans Frontier Institute Seed Grant. Together with Gosia Smieszek, Tahnee co-leads Women of the Arctic (, a non-profit association registered in Finland whose mission it is to raise awareness of, support for, and maintain a focus on women and gender-related issues in the Arctic. Tahnee has previously published research on gender and the circumpolar North in various capacities, including as a team member of an Academy of Finland funded project on “Human Security as a Promotional Tool for Societal Security in the Arctic” (HuSArctic), as a contributing author to the 2016 Arctic Resilience Report, and as the lead researcher of a project on climate change and human rights, commissioned by Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs, at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. Tahnee holds a Ph.D. and Masters in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Franklin University Switzerland.