USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute

Security Research Hub and the Dana A. Dorsey Project

Meet Diana Ter-Ghazaryan

October 2022

Special guest: Diana Ter-Ghazaryan, PhD, GISP, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Spatial

Meet, Diana Ter-Ghazaryan, who recently joined the USC Spatial Sciences Institute faculty. Before coming to USC, Professor Ter-Ghazaryan was a faculty research associate at the GIS Center of Florida International University, where she had also earned her Ph.D. in international relations and geography.

In this presentation, Professor Ter-Ghazaryan talks about her research interests, which include geospatial data visualization, spatial humanities, urban geography and human security/geospatial intelligence.

She also highlights her recent projects, including the Security Research Hub, a collaborative database related to security issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Dana A. Dorsey project, which used georeferencing to reconstruct the story of Miami’s first Black millionaire.

Much of Professor Ter-Ghazaryan’s work focuses on the intersection of national identity and social memory in urban spaces. She looks forward to helping students fuse their own professional and personal interests through the possibilities of geospatial technology.

After meeting Professor Ter-Ghazaryan, viewers can learn more about USC’s active approach to online learning and about how students in GIST programs benefit from free access to proprietary software and the Catalina Island excursion.

The captions for this webinar recording were automatically generated and may contain errors. We encourage you to reach out to an enrollment advisor by emailing gis@usc.edu for clarification of the material covered in this webinar or if you have any questions about the program.

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