Emily Fjaellen Thompson

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Ph.D. Student
Department of Anthropology

Emily Fjaellen Thompson is a PhD Candidate in socio-cultural anthropology. Her dissertation considers the use and lives of images, particularly unpublished photographs, in the wake of the Peruvian internal armed conflict. As a Fulbright DDRA-Hays Fellow in Peru, she focused on the relationship between photography and memory, and how images enable us to construct narratives around traumatic pasts. She earned her bachelor's degree in Latin American and Latino/a Studies from Vassar College, where she was awarded the Burnam Fellowship for work on the U.S.-Mexico border with unaccompanied minors seeking asylum and the Cornelisen Fellowship for extended fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes. She received her master's degree from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, where she was granted FLAS awards to study Quechua in New York City and Cusco, and is co-author of the first tri-lingual Quechua-Spanish-English dictionary to be published in the United States.


Emily Fjaellen Thompson; Valérie Robin Azevedo
Blog Entry, 2022
Emily Fjaellen Thompson
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article, 2022
Emily Fjaellen Thompson
Student Research, 2021