- Organisation and Board of the Barents Institute
- Research Fellows in residence at the Barents Institute
- Aileen Espíritu - Senior Research Fellow at the Barents Institute
- Fujio Ohnishi - Visiting Research Fellow at the Barents Institute
- Master of Art research projects
- Barents Institute Visiting Professorships
- Urban Wråkberg - Research Director of the Barents Institute
Victoria Tevlina - Senior Research Fellow at the Barents Institute
Victoria Tevlina’s main research project at the Barents Institute aims to produce a general comparative outlook on the growth and change of social welfare systems in Russia and Norway over the last two hundred years. This is a multicultural and multidisciplinary project in which she is analyzing the ideological context and material conditions for civic initiative and public policy aiming to implement various practices of modernisation and the furthering of wellbeing within the social sphere in Norway and Russian.
E-mail: victoria at barinst.no
Tevlina’s research focuses, among other, the partly diverse, partly similar, processes of creating and using legislation to attain social benefit. It compares the Scandinavian and Russian visions of a social state, and the ways in which the training of social workers has been directed and organised to attain welfare and economic growth. Developments in Russia are followed through the Soviet Era but emphasis is on pre- and post-Soviet conditions.Special attention is paid on the particularities of social assistance systems in the northern regions of Russia and Norway. Cross-border collaboration on welfare issues in the Barents Region is as a good example of trans-national integration seen in the context of the circumpolar north as well as globally.In 1989 Tevlina Victoria graduated from the Faculty of History at Petrozavodsk State University. In 1990 she started work as a tutor and later continued as a senior lecturer at the Department of History, Economics and Law of the Northern State Medical University in Arkhangelsk. On November 1994 she has received her first PhD degree based on a dissertation analysing the international business in North-West of Russia in the 19th and 20th centuries. It especially explored the economical and social activity of Norwegian, Swedish, Holland, German and other businessmen during pre-Soviet industrialisation. In 1997-2000 Tevlina served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Work and the head of the Department of Social Welfare. In 2000 she attained position of Associate Professor (Docent). Four years later she defended a second PhD dissertation to attain the Russian Grand Doctor of History. This was based on comparative research on the development of social welfare systems and social work education in Russia and some European countries in the 19th and beginning of 21st century.In 2004-2005 she served as Director of the Centre of Social Innovations, and later as Professor at the Department of Social Welfare, both at the Pomor State University of Arkhangelsk. Beside the scholarly, teaching and administrative duties of these assignments she has managed some international projects: The International Social College (Sweden), Training of teachers and social workers to work with the young children (Norway), Socio-pedagogical training of teachers working at children’s homes (Sweden), Training of supervisors in the field of social work (Sweden).
Tevlina is supervising four MA students at the Pomor State University in Arkhangelsk during the final stage of preparation of their theses. The topics of these are:
Current research projects include: