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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Kerli is a PhD researcher studying urban segregation, spatial inequalities, integration and transnationalism from the perspective of people's mobility and activity spaces. She seeks how novel big data sources such as mobile phone data and social media data can provide more nuanced understanding about socio-spatial interactions of individuals across their activity spaces, and consequently provide new insights for integration research and practice. 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
  • Segregation
  • Socio-Spatial Inequality
  • Integration
  • Transnationalism
  • 1171 Geosciences
  • GIS
  • Social Media Data
  • Mobile Phone Data

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.