Trained in anthropology and sociology, Dr. Altaïr Despres examines how international mobility and transnational experiences shape social trajectories and hierarchies in sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in both West Africa (Mali, Burkina Faso) and East Africa (Zanzibar-Tanzania).
Research Associate Professor
Lindsey Richland investigates children's memory and analytical reasoning development. Much of her work explores children's emergent ability to think about relationships and make inferences such as through metaphor and analogy.