Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Fung Global Fellow 2023-24
Office Phone
Louis A. Simpson International Bldg / LAS 152A

Yelena Yermakova is a political philosopher interested in the governance of international spaces and global commons such as the Polar regions, the deep seabed, the atmosphere, outer space and cyberspace. Specifically, her research focuses on which institutions should govern these spaces and what makes these institutions legitimate. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oslo; her thesis, "Governing Antarctica: Assessing the Legitimacy and Justice of the Antarctic Treaty System," concerns decision-making and authority in the Antarctic regime. While at Princeton, Yermakova will be examining the legitimacy of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.