Vera Kuklina

Research Professor
Samson Hall
2036 H St, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
United States
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Urbanization of indigenous people
Cultural sustainability
Socio-ecological systems
Cultural geographies of infrastructure


Candidate of geographical sciences (equivalent of PhD), V.B. Sochava Institute of Geography of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences


Kuklina V. (2019). Reindustrializing Remote Communities: The Case of Khanda Evenki. Russian Analytical Digest. 240 (28) 6-10.

Kuklina V., Ignatieva S., Vinokurova U. (2019). Educational Institutions as a Resource for the Urbanization of Indigenous People: The Case of Yakutsk. Sibirica 18, 29–53.

Kuklina V., Filippova V. (2019). Transport Accessibility and the Way of Life of the Population in the North: A Case Study of the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic. Geography and Natural Resources, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 162-168.

Koryukhina I., Kuklina V. (2019). On Heterotopia of a Commodified Dwelling Space (Case of Baikalsk). Russian sociological review. 18(1) 36-55 (In Russian)

Kuklina V., Povoroznyuk O., Saxinger G. (2019). Power of rhythms – trains and work along the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) in Siberia. Polar Geography, 1.

Tysiachniouk, M., Petrov, A.N., Kuklina, V., Krasnoshtanova, N. (2018). Between Soviet Legacy and Corporate Social Responsibility: Emerging Benefit Sharing Frameworks in the Irkutsk Oil Region, Russia. Sustainability, 10, 3334; doi:10.3390/su10093334.

Kuklina V.V., Osipova M.E. (2018). Rol' zimnikov v obespechenii transportnoi dostupnosti arkticheskikh i subarkticheskikh rayonov Respubliki Saha (Yakutia) (Role of winter roads in provision of transportation accessibility of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic districts of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Obshhestvo. Sreda. Razvitie. (Society. Environment. Development) 2, 107-112. (In Russian)

Kuklina, V., Holland, E.C. (2018). The roads of the Sayan Mountains: Theorizing remoteness in eastern Siberia. Geoforum. 88, 36-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.10.008