Mia Bennett is an assistant professor in the Geography Department at the University of Washington. As a political geographer with geospatial skills, through fieldwork and remote sensing, she researches transportation infrastructure and natural resource development in northern frontiers, namely the Arctic, Russian Far East, and along the more remote corridors of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Mia received a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MPhil in Polar Studies from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Scholar. She has published extensively in both peer-reviewed journals and in the general press and edits a long-running blog on the Arctic at cryopolitics.com. Previously, she worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Geography in the University of Hong Kong.