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Biography – June 2015
Nadine C. Fabbi, Ed.D.
Dr. Fabbi is the Managing Director of the Canadian Studies Center and Arctic and International Relations in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. She oversees Center programs that focus on Canada and the Arctic as well as conducts research on the subject and teaches. She is one of the founding members and lead chair of UW’s interdisciplinary minor in Arctic Studies and teaches one of the core courses for the minor – ARCTIC 200 Indigenous Diplomacies and International Relations in the Arctic.
Dr. Fabbi's research interests include an understanding of the Arctic as an emerging region in the field of area studies, the political mobilization of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in Canada, Arctic indigenous internationalism, the role of the Permanent Participants on the Arctic Council, and Arctic domestic and foreign policy including the declarations of Arctic indigenous peoples. Her most recent publications are: “Inuit foreign policy and international relations in the Arctic,” in L. C. Jensen & G. Hønneland (Eds.), Handbook of the politics of the Arctic (2015); "Inuit political involvement in the Arctic." in L. Heininen (Ed.), Arctic yearbook 2012; and "Geopolitics, Arctic Council, and Arctic resources," with V. Gallucci and D. Hellmann, in C. Carothers, et al. (Eds.), Fishing people of the North: Cultures, economies, and management responding to change (2012).
Dr. Fabbi is UW’s Council Representative for University of the Arctic and serves on University of the Arctic’s Academic Leadership Team. Her travels have taken her to Greenland, the Westfjords in Iceland, Yakutsk in Siberia, the Yukon, Alaska, and Churchill, Manitoba.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Policy, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, 2015.
Dissertation: Inuit Nunaat as an Emerging Region in Area Studies: Building an Arctic Studies Program South of the Tree Line
M.A., Canadian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, 1992.
B.A., English and Philosophy, summa cum laude, Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 1987.