Jennifer Burrell

Jennifer L. Burrell

Primary Field
Cultural Anthropology
Chair, Graduate Advisory Committee
Associate Professor of Cultual Anthropology, SUNY, University at Albany, Department of Anthropology
Knowledge / Expertise
Interest/Specialty Areas Structural and political violence, development, gender, migration, human rights

Dr. Jennifer Burrell is a sociocultural political anthropologist who is broadly interested in questions of power, structural and political violence, political economy, law, and the construction of inequalities. She conducts research in Guatemala, Mexico, Europe and the United States on migration, security, human rights, humanitarianism, and the state. She is active in the fields of human rights, humanitarianism and development, and has worked as a researcher for the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (EAAF). Dr. Burrell has also worked as a consultant to large development organizations and smaller NGOs, and provided testimony for asylum cases. She strives to utilize the insights of social and political economic theory and ethnography to address practical and policy concerns.

Dr. Burrell's research interests include: Political economy, structural and political violence, in/security, gender, generation, the state, Human rights, development, humanitarianism, Migration, transnationalism, globalization, indigeneity, Health and immigrant healthcare access.

Two recent publications by Dr. Burrell include:

Maya After War (2013) University of Texas Press, and Central America in the New Millennium (2013), Berghahn

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Geographic Areas of Expertise International
Western Hemisphere