ARCTIC, RUSSIA, AND EURASIA INTERDISCIPLINARIAN
Jessica Graybill is a Geographer and a Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies working closely with and for individuals and communities to address energy, climate, and cultural changes in Russia and the Arctic. Jessica is an expert on sustainability and resilience in Russia and the Arctic after spending 20+ years working with inter- and transdisciplinary partners to understand how multiple actors co-create environments, livelihoods, and possible futures. Jessica knows that investigating issues such as energy and climate change-induced transformations of postsocialist, urban, and remote regions requires integrating various kinds of data and working with people in local-regional settings and Indigenous communities. Jessica is bilingual in English and Russian.
Jessica has published peer-reviewed books in international academic publishers and peer-reviewed articles in interdisciplinary venues, including Bioscience, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Urban Geography, Polar Geography, and Emotion, Space, and Society. Jessica has also published op-eds in The Hill. Grants awarded include awards for team-based research on sustainability and resilience in the Arctic and Russia from the National Science Foundation and the International Belmont Forum, and individual research awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, and two awards from the Fulbright Commission—a Fulbright Science and Innovation Fellowship and an Arctic Fulbright Initiative Fellowship. In addition to her extensive publication and grants record, Jessica teaches and advises her students at Colgate University as they seek knowledge about Russia and Eurasia, The Arctic, environmental issues, and urban issues.
Jessica holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Ecology from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Photo above: Interviews and ice fishing, Sea of Okhotsk, by J.K. Graybill
Photo below: Salmon for the winter, Sakhalin Island, by J.K. Graybill