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Mikhailova Ekaterina

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Dr. Ekaterina MIKHAILOVA, Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Ekaterina Mikhailova is a Human Geographer working at the crossroads of Border Studies and Urban Studies. As an early career researcher, Ekaterina is an author of over forty Russian and English publications on twin cities, cross-border cooperation and governance. In 2019 Ekaterina co-edited the first volume of Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time (with J.Garrard, Routledge).

 


Recherche

2020 – now. "Cross-Border Urbanism: Comparison of Urban Forms and their Connectivity at the State Margins", University of Geneva. The project is carried out within the 2020-2021 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship.

2018 - 2019. “The Transformation of Soviet Republic Borders to International Borders”, University of Eastern Finland, PI Prof. Dr. Jeremy Smith. As a member of the research team I was responsible for assessing dynamic relations in the Russia-Belarus-Ukraine triangle.

2015 - 2019. “Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time”, various institutions. I co-edited an international edited volume with a prominent British Urban Historian Dr. John Garrard. In addition to my scholarly and editorial input, I led communications with the 30-chapter authors, managed the book’s marketing campaign and book launch at three international conferences, and presented its findings during invited lectures at the University of Delhi (India) and Pompeu Fabra University (Spain).

2012 - 2014. FP7 EUBORDERREGIONS project, Barents Institute – Arctic University of Norway. As a research assistant, I was identifying and interviewing key actors of the Russian-Norwegian local and regional cross-border cooperation.

 

Intérêts

Cross-border urban areas, cross-border governance, global cities, symbolic landscape, sustainable development of border regions and border cities


Enseignements

September 2020 – gave lecture "International Borders and Transboundary Dynamics Seen at Different Scales and in Different Spheres" for BA students within the course T406067  "Territoires et frontières"

 

Projets

2020 – now. "Cross-Border Urbanism: Comparison of Urban Forms and their Connectivity at the State Margins", University of Geneva. The project is carried out within the 2020-2021 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship.


Publications (in English)

  • Edited Collections:

GARRARD, John, MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2019). Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time. (Coedited with J. Garrard) Routledge, New York and London. Global Urban Series. DOI: 10.4324/9781315104638

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters:

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina, NEMETH, Sarolta (2019). Impacts of town-twinning on the communities of Imatra and Svetogorsk through different fields of cross-border cooperation, (with) in:  J. Garrard, E. Mikhailova (eds).  Twin cities: urban communities, borders and relationships over time. New York and London, Routledge, Global Urban Series, 272-287. DOI: 10.4324/9781315104638-21

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina, WU, Chong-Tong, CHUBAROV, Ilya (2019). Blagoveshchensk and Heihe: (Un)contested twin cities on the Sino-Russian border? (with C.-T. Wu and I. Chubarov) in:  J. Garrard, E. Mikhailova (eds).  Twin cities: urban communities, borders and relationships over time. New York and London, Routledge, Global Urban Series, 288-300. DOI: 10.4324/9781315104638-22

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2018). Are refugees welcome to the Arctic? Perceptions of Arctic migrants at the Russian-Norwegian borderland, in G. Besier, K. Stoklosa (eds.) How to Deal with Refugees? LIT Verlag, Berlin, 183-200.

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2017). Collaborative problem solving in cross-border context: learning from paired local communities along the Russian border. Journal of Borderlands Studies, DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2016.1195702

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina, WU, Chong-Tong (2017). Ersatz Twin City Formation? The Case of Blagoveshchensk and Heihe, Journal of Borderlands Studies 32 (4), 513-533. DOI: 10.1080/08865655.2016.1222878

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2015). Border tourism on the Russian-Chinese border, Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities and Social Sciences 3 (8), 437-451.

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2014). Theorizing on Cross-Border Governance: from Emergence of the Concept to its Current Understanding, Public Administration. Electronic Newsletter 46, 51-66.

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2013). Appearance and Appliance of the Twin-Cities Concept on the Russian-Chinese Border, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XL-4/W3. DOI: 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-4-W3-105-2013

  • Non-Refereed Book Chapters and Articles:

GARRARD, John, MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2019). Indian twin cities, (with J. Garrard) in:  J. Garrard, E. Mikhailova (eds).  Twin cities: urban communities, borders and relationships over time. New York and London, Routledge, Global Urban Series, 104-118. DOI: 10.4324/9781315104638-8

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2019). Broadcast (an essay for the Volumetric Sovereignty forum. Part 1: Cartography vs. Volumes). Society and Space.

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2017). City twinning on the Russian-Norwegian border: from neighbours to twin cities and back, Border Bites 7 (Academic bulletin printed by Kyushu University Border Studies, Japan).

  • Book Reviews:

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2019). ‘Economics of Planning Policies in China: Infrastructure, Location and Cities’, Journal of Urban Affairs 41 (8), 1235-1236. DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2019.1588577.

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2016). ‘The EU-Russia Borderland: New contexts for regional cooperation’, Journal of Cross Border Studies in Ireland 11, 110-113.


Présentations et Conférences

2019, Nov 20. VERA Annual conference ‘From Deconstructing to Constructing Walls: 30 years after Berlin’, Finland.
Presentation: ‘Ukrainian-Belarusian border co-operation in securitised times’

2019, Sept 13. Monthly Digital Russian Studies webinar, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.
Presentation: ‘The image of the ‘Slavic Unity’ festival in the media space’

2019, June 27. International Conference ‘Urban Identities: Past and Present’, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
Presentation: ‘International Twin Cities and Identity

2018, Oct 4-5. International Conference ‘BoMoCult/CultChange conference: Methods, Approaches, Ethics’, University of Eastern Finland.
Presentations: a) ‘Media and Social Media Analysis for Investigating Cross-border Festivals: An Example of the Slavic Unity Festival in 2012-2018’, b) Book Launch of ‘Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships Over Time’

2018, July 10-14. Association for Borderlands Studies World Conference, Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.
Presentations: a) ‘To Bridge or not to bridge? (Absence of) Infrastructure on the Sino-Russian border’ (with C.-T. Wu), b) Chapter presentation ‘Are Refugees Welcome to the Arctic?’ within the Book Launch ‘Europe as a continent of dreams’

2016, May 17-20. 15th International ‘Border Regions in Transition’ (BRIT) conference ‘Cities, States and Borders: From the Local to the Global’, Hamburg, Germany and Sønderborg, Denmark.
Presentations: ‘Collaborative Problem Solving in the Cross-Border Context: Learning from Paired Local Communities along the Russian Border


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