Niina Kunnas

Adjunct Professor
Sociolinguistics, Multilingualism

Languages and Literature
Faculty of Humanities


I work at the University of Oulu as a University Lecturer of Finnish language. Since August 2017, I have also worked as a part-time Professor of Finnish language at the Sámi University of Applied Sciences in Kautokeino, Norway. I have done research concerning minority languages 20 years. Currently, I am a Principal Investigator of Northern Sociolinguistics Encounters -research community. It is part of the faculty’s Transcultural Encounters Research Centre (TCERC) and Eudaimonia institute. In 2020 I got Interreg project funding with my Swedish and Norwegian colleaques and I am a Finnish project leader in project Samverkansplattform för minoritetsspråk på Nordkalotten


Research interests

  • minority languages, sociolinguistics

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Phone number

+358 294 48 3476

Visiting address

PO Box 1000
90014 University of Oulu

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