Karen Richman

Karen Richman

Professor of the Practice

Affiliation: Health, Humanities, and Society

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 2105.

Email: krichman@nd.edu

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