Eda Ayaydin is af former PhD candidate at the University of Paris-Saclay in the field of Political Science and an invited researcher at UiT. She is currently a teaching Fellow at the University of London Institute in Paris. Her research addresses the topics of Arctic sovereignty, science diplomacy, governance, and Sami political representation. She is also a lecturer at Sciences Po Bordeaux where she teaches Arctic politics and indigenous cultures. She has publications on Arctic exploration, cooperation, and political representation of the Sámi.