MA Arctic Studies (UVSQ-University of Paris Saclay); PhD Political Science and International Relations (UVSQ-University of Paris Saclay)
Summary of research interests and expertise
- Arctic politics
- Science diplomacy
- Indigenous peoples
My research focuses on sovereignty in the Arctic region. In my PhD thesis, I examined how Arctic sovereignty is perceived by state and non-state actors and how these perceptions shape the politics of the region in the frame of constructivist thinking. In a historical manner, I also conduct research and do publish on the relation between sovereignty and exploration (Springer, 2022). All these interests and questions about the Arctic made me explore another significant issue: the political representation of indigenous peoples.
Not far from the subject of sovereignty, another research interest concerns indigenous politics on which I have publications (Springer 2022, Regards géopolitiques 2021). As my research on Arctic sovereignty raises the importance of the science policy, my further research will focus on science and traditional indigenous knowledge in making of policies in the climate change era.
- “Neoclassical Realist Perspective on Militarization of Turkish Foreign Policy”, in The Handbook of Arms Race in the Middle East: Implications for Regional and International Security, Springer, 2023. Co-authored with Muhammed Can (forthcoming)
- “Evolution of Arctic exploration from national interest to multinational investment”, in Volume 2. Building Common Interests in the Arctic Ocean with Global Inclusion, ed. David A. Balton, Ole Øvretveit, Alexander N. Vylegzhanin, Oran R. Young, Springer, May 2022
- “Les Samis en Finlande: Victimes collatérales, acteurs secondaires dans les enjeux internationaux de l’Arctique” Regards géopolitiques, Volume 7, n° 1, 2021
- “The European Green Deal, Low Emission Targets in the EGD”, Report for the Project Erasmus Goes Green of European Commission, Project Reference Number 2020-1-FR01-KA203-080260, 2021
- “Miles and meters matter: Political effects on the shipping routes of measurement techniques in the Arctic”, Arctic Marine Sustainability - Arctic maritime businesses and resilience of the marine environment, ed. Eva Pongrácz, Victor Pavlov & Niko Hänninen, Springer, Dordrecht, March 2020
- “Finnish Saami: is tourism a preservation of indigenous culture?”, Arctic Marine Sustainability - Arctic maritime businesses and resilience of the marine environment, ed. Eva Pongrácz, Victor Pavlov & Niko Hänninen, Springer, Dordrecht, March 2020. Co-authored with Samim Akgönül
- “Le tourisme est-il un outil de préservation de la culture Sami ?”, The Conversation, January, 2020.