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Valeria Vasilyeva | The Northern Sea Route: The Anthropology of Russian Arctic Mega Infrastructure

January 2, 2023

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington presents the first talk (12/1/2022) in the 2022-2023 REECAS Lecture Series on Russia in the Arctic.

Valeria Vasilyeva (Ph.D. in Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences) is a research fellow at the Center for Arctic Social Studies, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently, she is a Fulbright visiting scholar at Boise State University. Her research focuses on mobility practices, social construction of space, and perception of infrastructure in the Russian North. She has conducted fieldwork in several regions on the Arctic coast, but her primary region of interest is the Taimyr Peninsula.