Joanna Kafarowski
BIO
Biography

Dr. Joanna Kafarowski has a passion for uncovering and writing about the lives of forgotten polar women. She is the author of "Antarctic Pioneer The Trailblazing Life of Jackie Ronne." This is the first biography of a female Antarctic explorer and was published in May, 2022 by Dundurn Press. She also wrote "The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame A Life of Louise Arner Boyd" (Dundurn Press, 2017) which is the first comprehensive biography of a female Arctic explorer. It was released in 2021 as an audiobook by Blackstock Publishers and published in 2018 in Spanish by Ediciones Casiopea.

Joanna Kafarowski is a Canadian geographer who has worked extensively with Indigenous communities in the Arctic. She is the editor of "Gender, Culture and Northern Fisheries"  (University of Alberta, 2009). She is a Fellow of The Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Member of the Society of Woman Geographers, a Member of The Antarctican Society, a Member of  International Arctic Social Sciences Association and an Associate of the American Geographical Society. 

ADDRESS
City: Victoria, Province/Territory: British Columbia
EMAIL
GENRE
Biography, non-fiction
LANGUAGES
English
PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Antarctic Pioneer The Trailblazing Life of Jackie Ronne
Publisher
Dundurn Press
Year
2022
Title
The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame A Life of Louise Arner Boyd
Publisher
Dundurn Press
Year
2017
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Presentation details
Audience Size
Audience size
Any
Presentation Genre
Polar Studies, History, Geography, Women's Studies
Presentation Length
45 minutes plus question and answer period afterwards
Presentation Description
Presentation description

I can present on the importance of including women when studying polar history as well as on the lives and contributions of specific female polar explorers.

Presentation Fee(s)
$150
Programs & Interests
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