Carrie Perkins is a cultural anthropologist, specializing in applied work with refugee communities. She is a 2017 visiting study fellow at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre and has conducted fieldwork with refugees in Dallas, Myanmar, the Thai-Myanmar border and Northern Iraq. Her work has centered on understanding food and dietary adjustments in relation to the cultural identity of recently resettled refugees as well as work concerning repatriation, and the long-term effects of protracted refugee situations. Additional areas of interest include urban agriculture and community gardens, specifically in the context of refugee communities, as well as material culture and art as expressions of movement and migration. Carrie has an MA in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University, an MSc in Applied Anthropology from the University of North Texas, and is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at SMU.

Contact: carrie@lemontreetrust.org