Mary Ellen Chatwin
As a triple national I have an ongoing interest in cultural transition. (I grew up in Alabama, married and raised my family in Switzerland and work(ed) in the country of Georgia.) My PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Basel, Switzerland followed on my studies in International Development in Geneva. I worked in the former Soviet country of Georgia in the 1990s for a French humanitarian organization, bringing in food aid to large families in Tbilisi, then worked to create Georgian NGOs in environmental protection and headed a study on Biodiversity for UNEP and the Ministry of the Environment. For more than two decades I worked as Child Protection Advisor for several intl organizations. Today I edit and write fiction and non-fiction, live in Tbilisi and still campaign for a fairer (and cleaner!) planet.
Awards and Recognition
- • Member, Central Eurasian Studies Society, Harvard University, USA • Member, Society for Children’s Writers and Illustrators, USA • Member, PEN International • Member, Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies: Recertification 2017 • Honorary Award, Georgian Association of Social Workers for contribution to the development of social work profession and professional association in Georgia. 25 December 2007