I'm a medical and social anthropologist, working towards my Ph.D. at Harvard. My research interests are collective trauma, psycho-social rehabilitation, and humanitarian intervention in Post-Conflict Liberia, as well as other settings. As a secondary interest, I study post-conflict transition of state medical sectors. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cote d'Ivoire, and I'm glad to be a member of the SfAA!
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, medical anthropology, medical sociology, medicine, psychology, public health, sociology
Area(s) of Expertise
Post conflict recovery, war, trauma, humanitarian intervention, GBV
While working with a refugee resettlement organization, I had the honor of interacting with several Liberian refugees. We had a father reunited with his family (who was already resettled in the US) after 4-5 years.
That certainly provided the opportunity to observe some changes in social structure, as the wife and children had adapted to life in the states and therefore were filling different roles than they would have "back home".
Have you had any contact with Liberians living in the states?