Marina Povitkina is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Collective Action Research at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She obtained her PhD in Political Science from the University of Gothenburg in 2018. Her dissertation compared how democratic governments achieve environmental sustainability goals depending on their levels of corruption. Her research interests lie within comparative environmental politics, collective action, corruption, public administration, natural resource management, political organization of small island states and quantitative methodology. Marina is closely affiliated with the Quality of Government Institute and the Varieties of Democracy Institute. Marina was a part of the core organizing committee of the 3d Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum in 2018 in Gothenburg and chaired the quantitative methods workshop at the 1st ICRForum in 2016 in Amsterdam.