Dr. Polina Ermolaeva is an Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of Kazan Federal University. She also currently serves as Leading Research Fellow at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia; an Associate Research Fellow for the project ‘Soviet Climate Science and its Intellectual Legacies’ (2017-2020) and an Associate Member of Urban Initiative both led by the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Previously she served as Visiting Researcher at the University of Birmingham (2014), Australian National University (2013), Colorado State University (2008). Polina led over 50 global projects for the modern-day challenges of sustainability, climate change, societal transformations, stakeholder engagement, transportation and mobility, social policy for such organizations as UBER, the World Bank Foundation, Open Society Foundation, British Petroleum, Fulbright, IREX, Russian Scientific Foundation and others. She has taught a broad array of courses at both the undergraduate level (Environmental Sociology, Urban Sociology, General Sociology) and the postgraduate level (Data Analysis with SPSS, Social Statistics), in large and small classes, to both English and Russian speaking students. She has published more than 80 publications, including 4 books, 30 peer-reviewed articles.