Intern and Research Assistant
Emily graduated from the University of Rhode Island (URI) in 2017 with a B.A. in anthropology and a B.S. in psychology. While at URI, her primary focuses were in multicultural and cross-cultural studies, and her thesis explored perceptions and experiences of diversity among undergraduate students.
More broadly, Emily is interested in using multidisciplinary methods to evaluate the cultural influence on perceptions, identifications, and treatments of mental health issues. She seeks to work at the intersection of clinical psychology and cultural anthropology in order to promote collaboration in research between the fields. Ultimately, Emily hopes to use her research as a tool to more accurately address mental health concerns through a culturally-informed lens. Her other research interests include cognitive anthropology and the cross-cultural study of religious beliefs. Emily is currently working as a research assistant with the Database of Religious History. She is in the process of applying to graduate school.