International authors


  • Anaya James – Doctor in law, Professor, Dean of the University of Colorado Boulder Law School, ex-Special UN Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people
  • Atle Staalesen – is a Norwegian journalist and Director of the Independent Barents Observer. In 2002, he founded the Barents Observer and was an editor until 2009. In 2015 along with the rest of the newspaper crew he established the Independent Barents Observer as an independent and non-profit stock company. Atle has a degree in Russian studies from the University of Oslo and studied journalism at the Moscow State University.


  • Frederica Prina – PhD. Researcher at the School of social and political science. University of Glasgow. Lecturer at Central and East European Studies


  • Gosart (Popova) Ulia – holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research focuses on the protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights to culture and political participation. She has served on an Indigenous Russian umbrella organization for several years as a United Nations representative. She has been collaborating closely with scholars at the UCLA American Indian Studies Center. She also examines socio-economic conditions and political opportunities open to Indigenous persons living in Russia.


  • Henry Laura is an Associate Professor of Government and Legal Studies at Bowdoin College where she teaches courses on contemporary Russian politics, Eastern Europe, the European Union, environmental politics, and social movements and civil society.


  • Kärg Kama — University of Oxford. Centre for the Environment


  • Pappila Minna — Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Turku


  • Rohr Johannes – Institut für Ökologie und Aktions-Ethnologie (INFOE)