Caitlin Ryan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Caitlin Ryan is a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is conducting her dissertation research in Osh, Kyrgyzstan from September 2015-July 2016 on urban development and change. Her research interests include humanitarianism, refugee and IDP studies, international development, cultural geography, urban change and postsocialist transformation. Caitlin’s first introduction to Kyrgyzstan was a research trip in summer 2013 to conduct an oral history project among the Chechen population in Tokmok. The following summer, she lived with an Uzbek family in Osh and conducted preliminary dissertation fieldwork. Before beginning her PhD program, Caitlin lived and worked in the South Caucasus for six years. At Transparency International-Georgia, she managed an aid monitoring program that tracked the post-war reconstruction of housing for people displaced from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. She also managed a large-scale qualitative assessment of anti-corruption institutions in Georgia and has worked as a consultant for numerous civil society projects in the former Soviet Union.