Anna Varfolomeeva works as Academic Tutor in Environmental Science at Roma Graduate Preparation Program for the academic year 2017/18. She is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, Central European University. Her PhD project focuses on the articulations of indigenous identity in relation to mining in two Russian regions (Karelia and Buryatia) with the case studies of Veps and Soiot minorities. Anna received her Master's Degree (2012) from Central European University, Department of Nationalism Studies. She was a visiting researcher at Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies (2013-2014) and University of Aberdeen (2017).