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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Kerli's research focuses broadly on human socio-spatial interactions and mobility. In particular, she is interested in how novel big data sources such as social media data and mobile phone data can contribute to the better understanding of ethnic relations, integration and transnationalism. Kerli is currently working on her PhD project Socio-Spatial Dialogues in the City: Tracing Spatial Mobilities, Social Engagement and Integration Using Big Data.

Education information

  • Master of Science in Human Geography and Regional Planning from University of Tartu, Estonia (2013).
  • Bachelor of Science in Geography from University of Tartu, Estonia, with Human Geography and Regional Planning as main subjects and Geoinformatics and Physical Geography as minor subjects (2009).
  • Two semesters in Ghent University, Belgium, with a focus on Social and Economic Geography (during BSc studies in 2009-2010).

Fields of Science

  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • Urban Geography
  • Human Mobility
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Socio-Spatial Inequality
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • GIS
  • Social Media Data
  • Mobile Phone Data

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
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