Mia Bennett is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at UCLA and founder and editor of the Cryopolitics blog. Her research examines the drivers and impacts of contemporary Arctic industrial development by merging fieldwork, policy analysis, and remote sensing. Currently, she focuses on transportation infrastructure projects in Canada's Northwest Territories and the Russian Far East. Mia received an MPhil in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on the roles of China, Japan, and South Korea in the Arctic. She speaks French, Swedish, and Russian and has traveled extensively in the Arctic, from the Greenland Ice Sheet to northeast Russia. She shares photographs from her journeys on her blog and can be followed on Twitter @miageografia.
political geography, satellite imagery, Arctic Natural Resources