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Joanna Kafarowski

Dr. Joanna Kafarowski is a Canadian geographer and lecturer with a passion for polar regions. She has worked extensively with Indigenous communities in the north and consulted for government  and not for profit organizations. She was the editor of "Gender, Culture and Northern Fisheries" (2009, University of Alberta). She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Member of the Society of Woman Geographers  and the International Arctic Social Sciences Association and an Associate of the American Geographical Society. Her ongoing interests in the north include issues relating to the environment, gender, Indigenous peoples, parks and protected areas and polar exploration. She is currently writing the first biography of Antarctic pioneer Jackie Ronne.

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The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame A Life of Louise Arner Boyd. Dundurn Press, 2017
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