Noelle Brigden

Noelle Brigden is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University and the 2011–2012 Buttrick-Crippen Teaching Fellow at Cornell’s Knight Institute. Her dissertation explores violence along unauthorized migratory routes, with over two years of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in El Salvador, Mexico, and the United States, including participant observation, semi-structured interviews, and a series of mapmaking workshops with migrants. Her research has received support from the SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship, the Fulbright Program, the ZEIT-Stiftung Foundation, the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants, the Einaudi Center, and the Institute for the Social Sciences at Cornell University.

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