- “Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Europe: The Consequences of the Reconfiguration of Political, Economic, and Social Spaces since the End of the Cold War” (KonKoop), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
Ekaterina Mikhailova, Ph.D.
- Curriculum vitae
Ekaterina Mikhailova is a Human Geographer working at the crossroads of Post-Soviet Area Studies, Border Studies and Governance. Since August 2022, she works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the IOS Regensburg in the project “Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Europe: The Consequences of the Reconfiguration of Political, Economic, and Social Spaces since the End of the Cold War” (KonKoop) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Before moving to Germany, Mikhailova worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Geneva, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (both in Switzerland, 2020-2022) and the University of Eastern Finland (Finland, 2018-2019). Mikhailova co-edited two edited volumes: Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time (Routledge, 2019) and Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders (Routledge, 2022) and is an author of English and Russian publications on border cities, migration, post-Soviet transformations and governance.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg, Germany, Project “Conflict and Cooperation in Eastern Europe. The consequences of the reconfiguration of political, economic, and social spaces since the end of the Cold War” (KonKoop), since 08/2022
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland), 09/2020—08/2021, 10—12/2021, 03—07/2022
- Visiting Lecturer of the course ‘City Diplomacy: the Rise of Cities as Global Actors’, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), 09/2021—02/2022
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland (Joensuu, Finland), 07/2018—02/2020
- Research Fellow, Department of Geography of the World Economy, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, (Moscow, Russia), 10/2016—02/2020
- Research Fellow, Centre of Geopolitical Studies, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia), 12/2015—04/2016
- Research Assistant, FP7 EUBORDERREGIONS project, Barents Institute, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (Kirkenes, Norway), 02/2013—12/2014
- PhD in Human Geography, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; Title of the thesis: “Cooperation in Transboundary Systems: the Example of Twin Cities along Russia’s Borders”, 09/2016—10/2018
- Specialist (Russian equivalent of MA) in Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, School of Public Administration, Diploma with Honours, Moscow, Russia; Title of the thesis: “Legal Frameworks for Regulating International Cooperation by the Subjects of the Russian Federation with the Commonwealth of Independent States and the European Union Member-States”, 09/2007—06/2012
- Fellowship by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), University of Wisconsin-Madison for attending the 2022 Wisconsin Russia Project Young Scholars Workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 06/2022
- Fellowship for an Invited Visiting Research Stay at the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany, 03—06/2022
- Eastern Europe Global Area (EEGA) Fellowship, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany, 05/2022
- Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for postdocs, State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation of Switzerland, 09/2020—08/2021
- Fellowship by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), University of Wisconsin-Madison for attending the 2020 Wisconsin Russia Project Young Scholars Workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 02/2020
- Russian Scholar Travel Award for attending the Annual Convention of the American Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
- Fellowship by Northeast Asian Economic Forum for attending Young Leaders Training & Research Program in Regional Cooperation (Incheon, South Korea), 07—08/2019
- Young European Research University Network (YERUN) Mobility Award, 05/2019
- Nordic Center in India Travel Grant, 03/2019
- TRIPLE I (Integration, Interaction and Institutions) Erasmus Mundus Mobility Award, 08/2013—07/2014
- Memberships in Professional Associations: Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), British Association for Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (BASEES), Joint Commission on Toponymy of International Cartographic Association (ICA), International Geographic Union (IGU)
- In 2012-2022, Ekaterina Mikhailova has been a referee for articles submitted to the following peer-reviewed journals: The Barents Journal; Geopolitics; Habitat International; The Journal of Borderlands Studies; Regional Science, Policy and Practice; Studies of Transition States and Societies; Tourism Management.
- 'European Border Twin Cities under Strain of Migration before and during COVID-19: Responses by Civil Society and Political Actors', March—June 2022, funded by Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
- MOOC ‘Dénommer le monde: la politique des toponymes’ [Naming the world: the politics of place names], 2022, funded by the University of Geneva, Switzerland
- ‘Cross-Border Urbanism: Urban Forms, Connectivity and Livelihoods at the State Margins’, 2020—2021, funded by the Swiss Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students, Switzerland
- ‘The Transformation of Soviet Republic Borders to International Borders’, 2018—2019, funded by the Academy of Finland
- ‘European Regions, EU External Borders and the Immediate Neighbours. Analysing Regional Development Options through Policies and Practices of Cross-Border Co-operation’ (EUBORDERREGIONS), 2013—2014, funded by the European Commission, FP7-SSH – Specific Programme ‘Cooperation’, Link
- Mapping Academic Landscape at the Crossroads of Peace and Conflict Studies and Eastern European Studies. KonKoop Young Researchers' Workshop "Peace and Conflict Research in Eastern Europe post-2022: Methods and Ethical Dilemmas" Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, 29.11.2022.
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- Implications of January Events for the Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan Border Region. Workshop “January 2022 protests in Kazakhstan: forerunners and aftermath” University of Zurich, Zurich, 15.11.2022.
- Variety of Academic Initiatives in Social Sciences. Talk at the Bi-Monthly Meetings of KonKoop Junior Research Group Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg / online, 07.10.2022.
- Mixed-Methods Approach to Studying the "Slavic Unity" Border Festival. Workshop "Open Access & Digital Humanities for Historical Research" organized in the framework of partnership between the University of Regensburg and Panteion University. Regensburg. University of Regensburg, Regensburg, 05.10.2022.
- Festival with War-Flavour: Staging Slavic Unity at the Ukraine-Russia-Belarus Border. Workshop "The future of social research in and on Russia and Ukraine" Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst, 21.09.2022.
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- Jamming of TV broadcasting in Eastern Ukraine and the “War of TV Transmitters”. Workshop “Digital politics in authoritarian and hybrid regimes: Is Russia’s war against Ukraine a critical juncture?” Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg, 18.08.2022.