Julia Lajus is an associate professor in the Department of History at the St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities in the National Research University Higher School of Economics. She is head of the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History and the academic director of the International Master Program in Applied and Interdisciplinary History, “Usable Pasts.”
Her research interests include environmental and technological history of biological resources, especially in marine and polar areas, and history of field sciences such as fisheries science, oceanography, and geophysics. Julia has published four books in Russian, as well as numerous chapters and papers in monographs and international journals. She has considerable experience in international projects, such as “History of Marine Animal Populations,” led by Poul Holm, ESF EUROCORES “Boreas: Histories from the North” with Ronald Doel, “Assessing Arctic Futures: Voices, Resources and Governance” with Sverker Sorlin, and “Exploring Russia’s Environmental History,” with David Moon (funded by the Leverhulme Trust). From 2011 to 2015, Julia Lajus served as vice president of the European Society of Environmental History (ESEH).