Colleagues Teresa Hanson and Alexander Kholodov talk about their permafrost research project in the villages of Telida and Nikolai, Alaska. They also discuss community-driven research collaborations and the unexpected ways the communities’ Russian Orthodox influence reminded Alexander of home.

This interview was recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps. Recorded by Jessie Robertson on May 21, 2018 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska. Edited by Kelsey Skonberg.

Music: “Arctic Evening” by Marcel du Preez

Alaska Voices
Breaking the ice with a steam bath in rural Alaska