B.A., History, Carleton College, 2001; Intensive Russian language program at Vladimir State Pedagogical University, (Vladimir, Russia) 2002-2003; M.A., Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan, 2006


Program Assistant, Kennan Institute; Graduate Student Instructor, Russian language, University of Michigan; Teacher of English, American Home, Vladimir, Russia


Russia; migration patterns in the Former Soviet Union; ethnic divisions of labor; inter-ethnic relations

Major Publications

  • Moscow and Kyiv: Changing Cities and Migrant Magnets, co-author with Renata Kosc-Harmatiy (Kennan Institute and Comparative Urban Studies Project report, 2008)
  • Transnational Migration to New Regional Centers: Policy Challenges, Practice, and the Migrant Experience (conference proceedings), co-edited with Lauren Herzer and Sarah Dixon Klump. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute and Comparative Urban Studies Eurasian Migration Paper #2, 2008