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    My research focuses on preservation of traditional knowledge and investigates connections between local diets, biosemiotics and resilience. I am involved in the collaborative digital archiving project “Making History Accessible” with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana and Dr. D. Bates. I am working on the proposal for preserving their knowledge about land, resources, history, and oral traditions by combining the de-colonizing mapping technology and indigenous research methods.


    • Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, (Expected 2023)

                School of International Letters and Cultures, Arizona State University

    • M.F.A in Intermedia, 2005

                School of Fine Arts, Arizona State University

    • B.Sc. (Biology), Perm State University, Department of Biology, Perm, Russia

    • Tri-lingual: fluent in English, Russian with basic conversation and reading skills in French.

    Other Publications

  • Poster presentation “MAKING TRIBAL HISTORIES ACCESSIBLE: Collaborating with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana” at the Online Edition of DHSI Conference and Colloquium, June 5, 2020

  • Spring 20 Indigenous Research Roundtable Talk: Making Tribal Histories Accessible: Collaborating with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

  • Poster presentation “MAKING TRIBAL HISTORIES ACCESSIBLE: Collaborating with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana” at the Doing Research in Indigenous Communities conference (DRIC), 2019

  • Pitch “Breaking the wall of displacement” at the Falling Walls Lab Arizona pitch-style forum, 2019

  • Presentation “Mapping the ‘Mediterranean Diet’, the knowledge systems of traditional foods from the Campania region” – at the research conversations session in the SILC graduate colloquium, 2019

  • Mukurtu KMS Presentation for Tribal Council, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, March 2019

  • Poster presentation “WEB OF SCIENCE DATABASE: KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOPI. A Prototype for the Future Research: Sampling and Patterns” at the DISI Graduate Research Conference, Tempe, AZ, 2018, the 19th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference, Tempe, AZ, 2018, and the HTRC UnCamp 2018, UC Berkeley.

  • The SIGGRAPH 2007 Art Gallery: Global Eyes, the 34th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, August 2007, San Diego, California, USA 

  • A.Melkozernova, C.Blake, N.Mattar, AJ Niehaus (2005) Purposeful Integration of Collaboration in the Development of Emerging Interactive/Interdisciplinary Performance Work. Proceedings of the 2005 joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association convention. San Diego, CA, 2005

  • A.Melkozernova, C.Blake, N.Mattar, (2005) The Eyes of the I’s. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium of Interactive Media and Design. Turkey, 2005

  • A.Melkozernova (2003) Catalog of CyberArts International Compendium PRIX ARS. PRIX ARS Electronica. Austria, 2003)

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