Miriam Ticktin | The New School for Public Engagement
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    Miriam Ticktin

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs

    BA in Anthropology, PrincetonM. Phil in English Literature, OxfordPhD in Cultural Anthropology, StanfordPhD in Anthropology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

    Miriam Ticktin holds a joint position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and in the Graduate Program in International Affairs. Before coming to the New School, she was Assistant Professor in Women’s Studies and Anthropology at theUniversity of Michigan, and also held a postdoctoral position in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University, and a fellowship at the International Center for Advanced Study at NYU. She received her BA in Anthropology with minors in Women's Studies and European Cultural Studies from Princeton, an M. Phil in English Literature from Oxford (where she was a Rhodes Scholar), a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Stanford, and a PhD in Anthropology (done in co-tutelle with Stanford) with the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her research interests include anthropology of the human and humanitarianism; migration, camps and borders; sexual violence/violence against women; PTSD/trauma, psychiatric humanitarianism; anthropology of science, medicine, ethics; and her areas of focus are France, Europe and North Africa. Her articles appear in AmericanEthnologist, SIGNS, Interventions, Ethnicities, The Political and Legal Anthropology Review, The Scholar and Feminist Online, and Women: A Cultural Review. She is currently completing a book manuscript on undocumented immigrants and humanitarianism in France, and is co-editor (with Ilana Feldman) of a volume called “ Government and Humanity” which is forthcoming with Duke University Press.

    Courses Taught

    Gender, Rights, and HumanitarianismIndependent StudyInternship