AMANDA RIVKIN is a writer, photographer, editor and researcher with extensive experience in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus as well as the Midwestern United States. She has published widely in the US and Europe.  

Her work has focused on a range of political, social, humanitarian and security issues. Amanda's photographic work has been exhibited at the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, the American Corner in Trieste, the Harold Washington Library and Loyola University in Chicago, Union Station in Washington, DC and twice in Aleppo, Syria. 

She has received numerous grants and fellowships for her work, including from the American Council on Germany, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, the Fulbright Program, the International Women's Media Foundation, the Invisible Institute, the National Geographic Society and Yale University, among other honors. 

Amanda is a graduate of the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to her native English, she speaks Spanish, Polish and Portuguese. She holds US and Latvian citizenship.