Karin Eriksson recieved the Antoinette Wills Endowed Scholarship for 2016-17 "to help support her travel to the 2017 Sámi queer festival, Sápmi Pride and for general research support." Dr.Antoinette Wills created this endowment in order to support the research and educational endeavors of graduate students in the arts and humanities. The awarded is made by the Humanities Division of the College of Arts and Sciences on the basis of competitive application. Karin is working on a dissertation on the emerging areas of Trans-Indigeneity, Scandinavian Indigeneity, decolonization, and the effects of Scandinavian settler colonialism. Her adviser is Andrew Nestingen.