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I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Social Sciences at Clayton State University, a University System of Georgia institution right outside of Atlanta. I graduated from the University of Kansas (KU) in 2014 with a Ph.D. in Political Science. I also have a Graduate Certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2013) and a Master of Arts in Political Science (2011) from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts in International Studies focusing on Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (2006) from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Arts in World Politics (2003) from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

In 2007-2008, I was awarded a Fulbright Research Fellowship to Latvia where I examined the exploitation of women, focusing on sex tourism and trafficking. I studied Russian for three years with a Foreign Language Area Scholarship (FLAS) from the US Department of Education Title VI Center for Russian, East European, and Eura…