Dr. Maria Tysiachniouk
Chair, Environmental Sociology Group, Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia
Maria Tysiachniouk holds a Master of Science in Environmental Studies from Bard College, NY, a PhD in Biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences, and a PhD in Sociology from Wageningen University (2012) She has taught at Herzen Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg State University, Johns Hopkins University, Dickinson College, PA, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Towson University, and short courses at several universities in Europe.
Since 2004 she studied global governance through FSC certification. Since then she has combined her research with practitioners work in the FSC system. Since 2012 she started the extensive research on transnational oil production chains in the Arctic. Maria Tysiachniouk has written more than hundred eighty publications on topics related to transnational environmental governance, edited several books and has had fieldwork experience in several countries and regions. She is currently chair of the Environmental Sociology group at the Center for Independent Social Research, St. Petersburg, Russia and a postdoctoral researcher at the environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University