Dr. Roza Tchoukaleyska is Assistant Professor in the School of Science and the Environment, Memorial University, where she teaches in the Environment and Sustainability Program and supervises graduate students at the Environmental Policy Institute. Her research examines the economic and social networks which connect urban and rural areas. She is interested in the mobility of ideas across locations, and the interaction between state policies and the cultural texture of individual communities. Her work is comparative, and frequently uses public space as an analytic lens, and trace how diverse identities, political tensions, and civic rights are asserted through usage patterns of plazas, parks, and sidewalks. At Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, she has taken a lead in developing the City Studio experiential learning program, which sees students in geography work with municipal government and community groups to develop innovative solutions to rural and urban issues in Newfoundland. Before joining Memorial University, she was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the City Institute, York University, and an Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK.