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Marya Rozanova-Smith

Former Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution


    January 1, 2010 — April 1, 2010

    Professional affiliation

    Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University

    Wilson Center Projects

    "The Migration Policy Development in Urban Areas of Contemporary Russia."

    Full Biography

    Dr. Rozanova-Smith is Professorial Lecturer at the George Washington University (GWU) and Advisor to the Chancellor at the Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU). In addition to her work in academia, she participated in a wide range of social projects. She was a founder and chairwoman of the Center for Civil, Social, Scientific, and Cultural Initiatives “STRATEGIA” (2007–2015), and also served as a Galina Starovoitova Fellow for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center. Since 2014, Dr. Rozanova-Smith has been (co-)organizing international academic projects on the wide range of Arctic issues that brought together representatives of social and natural sciences, Indigenous communities, and policymakers.  

    She has also initiated educational programs and informal surveys conducted in close collaboration with Indigenous communities and their leaders in Russian Arctic regions. She is currently teaching the course The Arctic in International Affairs at the GWU. Dr. Rozanova-Smith’s research interests include Arctic governance, Indigenous empowerment, diversity, and women's participation in politics and government in the Arctic.

    Previous Terms

    Short-term Scholar, Kennan Institute. "Ethnic-Cultural and Religious Diversity and the Clash of Identities in Contemporary Russia." Apr 01, 2009 - May 01, 2009