Emily Lynch


Please welcome Dr. Lynch who joined us this Fall as a new anthropology faculty. Dr. Lynch received her PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.

Her research focuses on the Great Lakes region of East Africa, specifically on forced migration, violence, and the humanitarian apparatus that serves those affected by conflict—Congolese refugees in camps in Rwanda. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled, The Dark Gift: Time and Humanitarianism in a Refugee Camp. The ethnography focuses on temporality in refugee camp contexts, vulnerability and protection, and the everyday experience of life-giving regimes.

Dr. Lynch is planning to teach Introductory Anthropology, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and the Senior Capstone: Theory and Practice courses at Marquette.



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