Ekaterina Antsygina joined Queen’s University as a PhD student in September 2017. Her research is devoted to the delimitation of extended continental shelves in the Arctic Ocean. 

Ekaterina graduated with honors from Mari State University, with a specialization in Russian civil law and the Ohio State University with specialization in international and comparative law (LL.M). Her master studies were sponsored by the Fulbright Scholarship. Mrs. Antsygina is admitted to the New York State Bar. Scientific interests of Ekaterina include public international law, the law of the sea, maritime delimitation, and Arctic governance.

Ekaterina has almost three years’ experience as an assistant professor of public international law in Colombia; with experience in developing curriculums and course materials in English for Spanish-speaking students. In July 2018, she delivered a lecture on the regime of the continental shelf at the International Summer School of the University of Oslo, Norway. In June-August 2018, Ekaterina conducted a comparative study on the international cooperation in the Arctic Ocean and the South China Sea at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria. Her research was sponsored by the Petr Aven Fellowship.

In Fall 2018, she participated in a scientific exchange program at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, Norway. This research was sponsored by the Mitacs Global Research Award and Queen’s University Graduate Dean’s Grant for Field Research.

Ekaterina was working as an intern at the Legal Office of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea from April 1, 2019 to June 28, 2019. During her internship, she conducted research and prepared notes and documents on various legal issues under consideration by the Legal Office.

Ekaterina has been awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2018-2019), Morgan Brown Scholarship (2017-2018), Queen’s Graduate award (2018), and the Graduate Entrance Tuition Award (2017-2018). Ekaterina speaks Russian, English and Spanish.