About me

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. 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.Currently, I am also working on an exciting new project on the political socialization of Russian political migrants-relokanti, interviews for which I have collected during the Summer fieldwork in the Republic of Georgia.​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).