Maria Fedina

Doctoral Researcher


In my doctoral project, I investigate connections between belonging, development of group identities, urbanization, and political representation and participation in decision-making in the restrictive settings of contemporary Russia. More specifically, in my study, I analyze the peculiarities of these phenomena among non-Russian ethnic minorities and Indigenous peoples. My research is based on the case study of Komi people inhabiting Syktyvkar, the capital of Russia's north-western Komi Republic.



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University of Helsinki

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belonging ethnic and national identity ethnic and national movements finno-ugric peoples Indigenous peoples self-determination