Mitchneck has a dual research focus on migration and displaced populations with an emphasis on countries of former Georgia and Ukraine and on gender equity in STEM. She has served on national boards for the Social Science Research Council, the Kennan Institute and editorial boards for the Annals of the Association of American Geographers and Soviet Geography. She has received substantial funding from the National Science Foundation and other federally funded agencies.
Her most recent publications include: “A Recipe for Change: Creating a more inclusive academy” in Science; “Policy Streams and Immigration to Russia: Competing and Complementary Interests at the Federal and Local Levels” in International Migration; “Displacing Blame: Divergent Accounts of the Georgia-Abkhazia Conflict” in Ethnopolitics; and “Traumatic Masculinities: Shifting Gender Roles Of Georgian IDPs From Abkhazia, in Gender, Place and Culture.
Mitchneck completed the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship with the OpEd Project in 2015-2016. She has published numerous articles in the popular press about her research and gender issues in venues such as Foreign Affairs online, The Hill, and U.S. News & World Report and is quoted in numerous articles about gender equity in STEM.