Karen Richman

Fellow, Kellogg Inst for Intrnl Studies

Fellow, Kellogg Inst for Intrnl Studies
305 Bond Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Karen Richman, Ph.D. is a cultural anthropologist. She is the author of Migration and Vodou (2005, 2018 second edition), of numerous articles and book chapters on Haitian and Mexican migration, religion, healing, family, political economy and expressive culture. Richman has also collaborated with civil engineers and political scientists in an applied project on climate change, notions of causality and housing security in Haiti, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. In 2004, Richman expanded her research focus to Latino familismo and retirement savings, an interdisciplinary project sponsored by the National Endowment for Financial Education. Richman is the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Institute for Latino Studies at University of Notre Dame, a concurrent faculty in the Romance Languages and Literatures Department and Anthropology Department, affiliated faculty in Africana Studies and Gender Studies, and fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. She won the Rev. Edmund Joyce Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 2015. 

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