CV

Please find my complete CV here.

 

EDUCATION

PhD, Geography, Syracuse University,  May 2019

Dissertation title – Malleable Territories: The Politics and Effects of Mining Governance in Post-Soviet Georgia

Committee – Drs. Natalie Koch (Advisor), Tom Perreault, Jamie Winders, Matt Huber, Jessica Graybill (Colgate University), Brian Taylor (Chair)

MA, Geography, University of Arizona,  May 2013

Thesis title – Exceptional Forests: Forest governance, state structure, and territory in the Republic of Georgia

Committee – Drs. Beth Mitchneck (Advisor), Paul Robbins, Tracey Osborne

BA, Geography, Colgate University, May 2007

Summa Cum Laude, with Honors and High Distinction, Dean’s List, Film & Media Studies minor

Thesis title – A Drop in the Wave: Individual and Global Perceptions of Transformation in the Post-Socialist Albanian Diaspora

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

External:

2017

Field Research Travel Award, Eurasia Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers ($250)

Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Research Institute of the South Caucasus ($1500)

2016

Public Humanities Fellowship, New York Council for the Humanities ($8000)

2013

Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography – Documentary and Long Form, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; “Untamed Americas,” National Geographic Television, Associate Producer

Graduate Fellowship, American Research Institute of the South Caucasus ($1500)

2011

Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography – Nature and Outstanding Music & Sound, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; “Great Migrations,” National Geographic Television, Segment Producer and Associate Producer

2007

National Geographic Society Geography Internship

Internal:

2018

People’s Choice Award, Syracuse University 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Geography Department Summer Research Fund ($2335)

2017

Geography Department Summer Research Fund ($4000)

2016

Roscoe-Martin Graduate Student Dissertation Research Support, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ($1000)

Geography Department Summer Research Fund ($3500)

2015

Syracuse University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Moynihan Institute Center for European Studies Summer Research Grant, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs ($1500)

2006

Colgate University Social Science Undergraduate Research Grant ($2000)

 

Mining truck and dust, Kazreti, Georgia
Mining truck and dust, Kazreti, Georgia