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Jessica Graybill

Jessica K. Graybill received her Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Ecology from the University of Washington in 2006 and is currently Associate Professor of Geography and Director of the Russian & Eurasian Studies Program at Colgate University. Additionally, she has served as the Director of First-Year Seminars and the Global Engagements Program for the Core Program, where duties require campus-wide leadership and collaboration. Her primary research interests are in urban and socio-environmental transformations, especially as they relate to the impacts of resource extraction and climate change on local and indigenous communities. Her focus in Eurasia is on the Far East and North and on the cultural and socioeconomic changes in shrinking cities in other contexts, specifically in multicultural and refugee-repopulated Utica, New York. She is past president of the Russian, Central Eurasian, and East European Specialty Group and the Polar Geography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers. She is a recipient of American Council for Learned Societies (2009-10) and Fulbright (2014-15) fellowships, both awarded for research related to resource use, extraction and climate change in the Russian Far East and North. Currently, she is a co-principal investigator on three National Science Foundation grants (Arctic Frontiers of Resources and Sustainability, Arctic Coast, and Arctic Synthesis of Sustainability). She is the Editor of Polar Geography and recent publications include Cities of the World, 7th Edition (2019) and “Emotional Environments of Energy Extraction in Russia” (2019) in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Affiliation
Academic Appointments

Director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program

Areas of Expertise
I'm willing to share lectures with discussions/Q&A on the topics of: human-environmental transformations to the Arctic, political ecology of resource extraction in Russia, Anthropogenic climate change and you, and other related topics. My areas of expertise include: socio-ecological systems, urban ecology; climate social science; polar geographies, sustainability, resilience, participatory and cognitive mapping; systems thinking, and techniques of digital 360 videography for academic purposes. I'm willing to share lectures with discussions/Q&A on the topics of: human-environmental transformations to the Arctic, political ecology of resource extraction in Russia, Anthropogenic climate change and you, and other related topics. My areas of expertise include: socio-ecological systems, urban ecology; climate social science; polar geographies, sustainability, resilience, participatory and cognitive mapping; systems thinking, and techniques of digital 360 videography for academic purposes.
Keywords
Russia, Arctic, Anthropocene
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