Irina Tiurikova

Assistant Professor, Northern Arctic Federal University (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Irina Tiurikova is an Assistant Professor at Northern Arctic Federal University (Arkhangelsk, Russia). As a northerner, she has always been interested in the research issues related to her region. In her Candidate of Science thesis in Political Philosophy, Irina studied the theoretical issues of multiculturalism as politics of groups rights (including Indigenous peoples’ collective right for self-determination). The focal point of her theoretical investigation was the group rights’ implementation in accordance to the principle of gender equality. In 2013-14 Irina worked as an expert of the University of the Arctic Research Office. She participated in developing and implementing a pilot educational project “Model Arctic Council” under the auspices of UArctic. At the moment, she is a leader of a Jean Monnet Module (‘Erasmus+’ project) “EUARCT – EU in the Arctic: governance, research, international relations”, which is focused on studying research and political interests and strategy of the EU in the Arctic.

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