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, Settler Colonialism, Environmental 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, environmental inequality, ecological violence, and their connection to the state agenda, authoritarian populism, culture, and media.I speak Russian, English, and Mandarin Chinese. 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).