Tanya Richardson

is an anthropologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is the author of Kaleidoscopic Odessa: History and Place in Contemporary Ukraine (University of Toronto Press, 2008). Her current research addresses the politics of nature conservation and restoration around Ukraine’s Danube Delta.


Odessa's two big differences (and a few small ones)

Life after the Maidan and 2 May

On 2 May, clashes between anti-Maidan and Euromaidan activists claimed 48 lives in Odessa. The city is still in shock. Tanya Richardson reports on how Russian intervention in Crimea has made such questions as “Who am I?” and, “In which state will I be secure?” more pressing than ever.

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