Arctic Justice Project Participants

Hele Kiimann, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in Historical Geography and Geoecology. She has well established research experience in the Baltic Sea area as well as on research expeditions to Svalbard together with members of Russian Academy of Sciences, on the interdisciplinary topics such as historical geography, demography, climate history and cartography (Geoinformation Systems - GIS). Hele is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at IRES. She has a scholarship from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, (GS2015-0041). She is also an adjunct lecturer at the Dept. Human Geography at Uppsala University. (

Susanna Rabow-Edling, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Political Science and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, with an expertise in Russian political thought. She studies the Russian Arctic from the perspective of imperial history and women’s history, looking at colonial aspects of Russian Alaska and the way the concept of civilizing mission has been applied to Russia’s only maritime colony in the Arctic. She is especially interested in the role of women as representatives of empire and the way categories of gender, class and race played out in the colonial context.

Vladislava Vladimirova, PhD, is an Associated Professor in Cultural Anthropology. She has extensive research experience in Circumpolar Russia, on diverse topics, among which indigenous economy and ethnicity, land use and conflict, state governance of indigeneity, nature conservation, cultural heritage, the role of morality in society. Vladislava Vladimirova is employed as a Senior Lecturer in Eurasian Studies at IRES and the Dept. Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University. (

Corine Wood-Donnelly, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in International Relations and Political Geography. She has significant research experience on the Arctic, on a variety of topics including sovereignty, resource governance, maritime environmental policy and the domestic policies of Canada, the United States and Russia. Corine is a postdoc at IRES, Uppsala University. She is also an affiliated Associate Researcher with the Scott Polar Research Institute and is a Fellow in Maritime Governance at the Centre For Rising Powers, both at the University of Cambridge. She is an accredited Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. (