Alexei Kojevnikov

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Alexei Kojevnikov

Alexei Kojevnikov specializes in the history of modern science and in social studies of science and technology. His work explores complex interrelationships and functions of scientific knowledge and expertise in different countries, societies, and polities during the last century. Prior to coming to Canada in 2006, he studied and received his academic degrees in Moscow and worked, as postdoctoral researcher, visiting professor and professor, in Germany, Brazil, and the USA. At UBC, he teaches in the Department of History and in STS, interdisciplinary Science and Technology Studies program.

Primary Recipient Awards

Alexei Kojevnikov – Catalyst Collaboration Fund – 2022

Project: Climate Displacement, Indigenous Priorities & Federal Policy: Post-Lytton Community Engagement in the Fraser Canyon & Canada’s UNDRIP Action Plan

This interdisciplinary community engagement project that investigates disaster displacement recovery and policies for indigenous communities adversely affected by climate change involves scholars from the sciences and humanities. The Kanaka Bar Indian Band will be conducting community engagement with Indigenous emergency workers and residents displaced by the 2021 Lytton fire, with the aim of understanding Indigenous priorities around federal climate displacement policies and informing the government’s UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Action Plan.

“As a community engagement project, the core of our research is around respectful listening.”