ELINA TROSCENKO, email@example.com
Elina Troscenko is a PhD candidate at the department of social anthropology at the University of Bergen, Norway. She holds a Master of philosophy in Anthropology of Development from the University of Bergen and her previous work has been focused on ethnic relations and boundary creating processes between Latvians and Russians in post-Soviet Latvia and on the identity maintaining mechanisms among internally displaced people in Georgia. From 2010 – 2012 she worked as a project coordinator at the Rafto Human Rights Foundation. Her current PhD project is a part of a research group “Eurasian Borderlands” in which various scholars are looking at border processes in Caucasus and Central Asia. Particular fields of interest are post-Soviet societies, state categorization, marginalized populations, exile, diaspora, nationalism, displacement, statelessness, and identity formation processes.