Emily Fjaellen Thompson

Research Interests: Collective and embodied memory, state violence, human rights, photography, Latin America, Quechua


Emily is a PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology. She earned her bachelor's degree in Latin American and Latino/a Studies from Vassar College, where she was awarded the Burnam Fellowship for work on the U.S.-Mexico border with unaccompanied minors seeking asylum and the Cornelisen Fellowship for extended fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes. She received her master's degree from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, where she was granted FLAS awards to study Quechua in New York City and Cusco, and is co-author of the first tri-lingual Quechua-Spanish-English dictionaryto be published in the United States.