I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. My research interests are health, water resources, political ecology, science and technology studies, participatory methods, development studies, and Central Asia and the Middle East.
I am a co-founder of the Seeing Beyond Catastrophe project which seeks to re-frame and creatively re-imagine alternative futures in the Aral Sea region.
Prior to beginning my PhD, I was a research associate at the Water Institute at UNC conducting applied research on water, sanitation and hygiene.
PhD, Geography, University of Oregon, Expected 2023
MPH, Epidemiology & International Health, University of Michigan, 2013
MA, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Michigan, 2013
BA, Public Policy, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, 2006
Email: kfs [at] uoregon [dot] edu