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Mikhail Samarin

Curriculum Vitae


Urban Geography, Housing Affordability, Real Estate Markets

Courses Taught:

  • Teaching Assistant for:
    • GEOG 101 — World Regional Geography
    • GEOG 320 — Cultural Geography: Core Concepts
    • GEOG 343 — Geography of Human Rights
    • GEOG 451 — The Global Economy
  • Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Instructor for:
    • GEOG 415 — Quantitative Methods in Geography

Educational Background:

  • M.A. in Geography, Moscow State University, 2018
  • B.A. in Geography, Moscow State University, 2016


  • Samarin, M., & Sharma, M. (2021). Rent burden determinants in hot and cold housing markets of Davidson and Shelby counties, Tennessee. Growth and Change, 52(3), 1608-1632.
  • Sharma, M., & Samarin, M. (2021). Rental tenure and rent burden: progress in interdisciplinary scholarship and pathways for geographical research. GeoJournal, 1-19.
  • Samarin, M., & Sharma, M. (2021). A Community Area Perspective of Real Estate and Crime in Chicago. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR), 12(2), 57-75.
  • Sharma, M., & Samarin, M. (2021). Review: Resilience for All: Striving for Equity through Community-Driven Design, by Wilson, Barbara Brown. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 41(4), 495-497.
  • Kalafsky, R., & Samarin, M. (2020). Developing Analytical Skills in Economic Geography: Portuguese Clusters and Their Export Potential. Journal of Geography, 119(5), 183-194.
  • Samarin, M., & Sharma, M. (2020). A Neighborhood-level Perspective of Real Estate Determinants in Three U.S. Cities. International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER), 7(3), 2.


  • The graduate fellowship (2019-2020), College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Summer 2019 graduate research assistantship, Office of Research and Engagement, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2018-2019), Department of Geography, University of Tennessee

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