Elena Adasheva

Elena Adasheva
Yale University | YU · Department of Anthropology

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Additional affiliations
August 2021 - June 2022
North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU)
Position
  • Visiting scholar

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Publications (13)
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Elena and Susana are Arctic researchers with extensive first-hand experience of the northern environment. During 2021-2022, Elena lived for 9 months in the Russian Far North, and Susana participated in the Jubilee Expedition across Svalbard. The importance of experiencing Arctic environment in-person for embodied understanding of the region cannot...
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Abstract: The northern environment challenges common imaginaries of the day as bright and the night as dark. In the Far North, a day/night change does not signify a regular drastic alteration from light to dark. In a small town above the Arctic Circle, life depends on seasonal rhythms. In winter, the dark hours are long; people spend a lot of time...
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In 2022, global conflicts deeply impacted cooperation in the Arctic region, raising numerous concerns about the Arctic present and future. This presentation aims to facilitate a discussion about opportunities and platforms for collaboration between the variety of actors in the Arctic. First, we propose to consider the concept of non-state science d...
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Webinar: Due to the increasing interest and awareness of the global significance of the Arctic, questions about stewardship and governance of the region are being asked more frequently. Governance structures suitable for effectively addressing the challenges and opportunities facing the circumpolar North are becoming more relevant than ever. This E...
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This paper speaks about the author's experience of planning and organizing thematic eco-lessons at the Environmental Education Department (EED) of the Ust-Lensky Nature Reserve located in the Russian Arctic. In an Arctic settlement Tiksi, where the Reserve's office is based, there are multiple challenges for educational activities, including (1) re...
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The classic definition of science diplomacy, introduced by the Royal Society and AAAS, is largely based on a state-centered perspective to international relations. Another – holistic or pragmatic – approach draws from practices in the areas beyond national jurisdictions, such as Antarctica and the Arctic High Seas, and thus, theorizes science coope...
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On December 8, 2021, the international student research project “The Arctic as a zone of cooperation and a zone of competition” hosted a lecture titled “Science Diplomacy in the Arctic” featuring two guest speakers – Elena Adasheva, PhD Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Yale University and Luiza Brodt, senior lecturer of Economics at Novos...
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Despite the Arctic often imagined as a place scarcely inhabited by humans, a majority of the Arctic population resides in cities. In Russia, the North is the most urbanized region in the country with the largest northern cities in the world. Examining the phenomenon of Arctic urbanism, scholars point out the unique characteristics of the northern c...
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The Harber collection of clothing items dispersed amongst Siberian objects in the Smithsonian’s Department of Anthropology embodies three distinct narratives: that of heroic 19th century Arctic exploration; that of the native’s imagined outsider; and that of the Arctic environment and lifeways. Donated to the museum by U.S. Navy officer Giles B. Ha...

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Projects (5)
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Interdisciplinary studies of light and dark in the North and beyond. Environmental humanities, philosophy, infrastructure, urbanity, energy, art, and writing.
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This body of work explores theory and practice of environmental education at nature reserves as well as environmental history of protected territories.
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This body of work examines various aspects of science diplomacy in the Arctic.