Oxana Lopatina joined IPE in March as the 2018 Junior Research Fellow.
She received her first degree in International Relations from Lomonosov Moscow State University and completed her Masters degree in Public Administration at Robert Gordon University in the UK.
Having started her career as a translator, she worked for an international renewable energy organization, the International Center on Small Hydro Power in China, which she is still involved with as a consultant helping draft a report for UNIDO. She also used to volunteer for Less Meat Less Heat and helped launch a coalition advocating for an update of the greenhouse gas accounting framework used under the UNFCCC in order to better account for emissions from the agricultural sector. Oxana is also a Strategic Advisor at Swarm Dynamics, a not-for-profit working on the creation of a counter-narrative to the dominant neoliberal, growth-based economies via arts.
In IPE she is working with Mladen Domazet, and her research project aims to explore the association between debt as an instrument of capital accumulation and the environmental impact of countries of the Eastern European semi-periphery.
Her current research interests broadly include system change, degrowth, energy and sustainable food systems.