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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 Urban Studies, Border Studies and Eurasian Studies. She joined the Department of Geography and Environment at UNIGE in 2020 as an awardee of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. Before moving to Switzerland, Dr. Mikhailova worked as a research fellow at the University of Eastern Finland (Finland), Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and the University of Tromsø - Arctic University of Norway (Norway).

Dr. Mikhailova co-edited two edited volumes: Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders (Routledge, 2022) and Twin Cities: Urban Communities, Borders and Relationships over Time (Routledge, 2019) and is an author of over forty English and Russian publications on border cities, city’s internationalisation, cross-border communities, transfrontier cooperation, governance, migration and border tourism. Most of Dr. Mikhailova’s research has relied on in-depth semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders – mayors, representatives of regional and national governments, NGOs and corporate sector.


Recherche

2019 – 2021. ‘Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders’, various institutions. Dr. Mikhailova led the book project as the lead co-editor.

2020 – 2021. "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

Borders, cross-border governance, sustainable development of border regions and border cities, city diplomacy, global cities, critical toponymy, symbolic landscape


Enseignements

September 2020 and 2021 – gave lectures ‘International Borders and Transboundary Dynamics Seen at Different Scales and in Different Spheres’ for BA students within the course T406067 ‘Territoires et frontières’, University of Geneva.

March-April 2021 – gave lectures ‘The Russian Arctic’ and ‘Cross-Border Twin Cities along Russia's Borders’ for MA students within the Program on Russia and Central Europe, Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva.

 

Projets

2021 – 2022. involved in preparation of funding applications within UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Toponymy ‘Naming the World’, University of Geneva.

2021. initiated and coordinated the research consortium ‘City Diplomacy in Times of COVID-19: Pandemic Response and the Future of Urban Sustainability’ with nine academic partners for the funding application to the Swiss Network of International Studies (SNIS).

2020 – 2021. "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:

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina, GARRARD, John (2022). Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders. Routledge, New York and London. Global Urban Series. DOI: 10.4324/9781003102526

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 (2022) Introduction: Towards a Global Overview of Twin City Studies. in: Mikhailova E., Garrard J. (eds) Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders. Routledge, New York and London. Global Urban Series. DOI: 10.4324/9781003102526-1

SINGH, Ganeshwari, KAHLON, Simrit, MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2022) Chandigarh Tri-city: Between Conflict and Co-operation, in: Mikhailova E., Garrard J. (eds) Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders. Routledge, New York and London. Global Urban Series. DOI: 10.4324/9781003102526-6

JOHANSEN, Cathrine, MOI, Ruben, MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina, GARRARD, John (2022). Twin Cities in China Miéville’s Fiction, in: Mikhailova E., Garrard J. (eds) Twin Cities across Five Continents: Interactions and Tensions on Urban Borders. Routledge, New York and London. Global Urban Series. DOI: 10.4324/9781003102526-30

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2021) Unequal and Asymmetric Internationalisation of Large Russian Cities: Insights from the Internationalisation Ranking. EchoGéo 56. Special Issue on Contemporary spatial dynamics of Russia. https://doi.org/10.4000/echogeo.21919

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2021) Cross-border tourism on the Russo-Chinese border in 2014-2019: Customisation of the Service Sector of Border Towns for Chinese Tourists. Regional Research of Russia, Vol 11 (3), 349–360. Pleiades Publishing. DOI:10.1134/S2079970521030096

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina (2021) Cross-border tourism on the Russian-Chinese border in 2014-2019 [Prigranichnyj turizm na rossijsko-kitajskoj granice v 2014–2019 godakh]. Izvestia RAN. Geographic Series, 2021, vol. 85, no. 3, pp. 341-354. [In Russ.]

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

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:

MIKHAILOVA, Ekaterina, ZOTOVA, Maria, KOLOSOV, Vladimir (2021) International functions of large Russian cities [Mezhdunarodnye funkcii krupnejshih gorodov Rossii] In: Geo-Urban Studies and Urban Planning: Theoretical and Applied Research. Moscow, Moscow, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 187-201. [In Russ.]

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 (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 (2022). ‘City Diplomacy’, The Hague Journal of Diplomacy 17.1.

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

2021, November 18-21 53rd Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), New Orleans, USA. Presentation: ‘Development and Decay in Post-Partitioned Bolshoy Ussuriysky Island and its Urban Vicinity’

2021, August 16-20 34th International Geographic Congress “Geography: Bridging the Continents” (virtual). Presentations: ‘Twin Cities as Complex Urban Systems and the State-of-the-Art in Twin-City Research’ and ‘To Bridge or not to bridge? Connectivity on the Sino-Russian border’

2021, June 28-July 1 EUGEO congress 2021. Presentations: ‘Place Names and (Re)naming at Borderlands: Reflection on Cross-Border Urban Areas along Swiss and Russian Borders’ (with F. Giraut), ‘The State-of-the-Art in Twin-City Research: Editorial Notes to the Two Edited Volumes of “Twin Cities…” ’

2021, June 17-18 Journées d’étude du GDRus, Université Grenoble Alpes. Presentation: ‘Performing Slavic (Dis)Unity at the Russia-Belarus-Ukraine tri-border point over time’

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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