My name is Daria and I am a social scientist based in Helsinki, Finland.
My education is in political science, philosophy and EU law. My academic research is in the field of public policy and governance, in particular I am interested in the dynamics between the state and non-state actors in response to the changing natural and technological environments. Geographically, my research mainly covers Eurasia, especially the Baltic and Arctic regions.
My academic promise is to never stop reflecting upon the ever changing world of social phenomena surrounding us.
I see writing essays, critical texts, popular science articles and advancing virtual intellectual spaces as a core of researcher’s social responsibility.
Prior to becoming a full-time academic, I actively engaged as a youth leader in non-profits in Russia and Germany working on projects related to intercultural communication, tolerance building, and sustainable development.
I am passionate about museum knowledge reconstructions, archeological excavations and sights, baroque opera, and visual arts (in particular, Flemish painting and contemporary conceptual performances). In my free time I enjoy musical performance, skiing, baking cakes and pies, and meeting friends to talk about science and society.
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