My name is Liudmila (Mila) Listrovaya. I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Sociology, University of Oregon. I do research on Environmental Politics and Inequality, Climate Discourse, Resource Governance, and Media. I use Russia as a case study. Currently, I am working on finishing my dissertation that analyzes deforestation discourse in Russia and its connection to the state agenda, Russia's turn to authoritarianism, culture, environmental inaction, and inequality.I speak Russian, English, and Mandarin Chinese. I have a good but largely passive understanding of Belarusian and Ukrainian. Before coming to the US to pursue a Ph.D., I lived in St. Petersburg. I obtained a Specialist degree from St. Petersburg State University in 2015. During my undergraduate studies, I also lived and studied in Taiwan (成功大学) and China (天津外国语大学).