RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • The Aarhus Convention and environmental politics in the Post-Soviet Caucasus
  • Civil society, democratization and development aid in the Post-Soviet states
  • Norwegian-Russian relations and cooperation.
  • Civil society, environmental NGOs and trade unions in (North Western) Russia.
  • Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijani-Armenian relations.
     
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

Academic background

  • PhD, University of Oslo, 2017 (Social Anthropology)
  • Master in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, 2005 (social anthropology, history of ideas, Russian and East European studies).


Professional experience

  • Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute (since 2017).
  • Guest researcher, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo (August 2015-March 2016).
  • Member of the Board and Council at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (since 2015).
  • Academic advisor at Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo and International Environment and Development Studies, Noragric, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (since 2009).
  • Examiner at Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning, University of Tromsø and Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo (since 2009).
  • Director of the Russia Programme at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2008-2010)
  • Research fellow at Fridtjof Nansen Institute (2006-2017)

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