Laura McTighe

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth Society of Fellows

Laura McTighe is a postdoctoral fellow in the Society of Fellows at Dartmouth and the co-founder and associate director of Front Porch Research Strategy in New Orleans. Her research projects, all strongly ethnographic, have examined the intersections of race, religion, gender, and activism, with particular attention to the carceral state, domestic land grabs, and disaster capitalism. Through interdisciplinary and community-based methods, she centers the often-hidden histories, practices, and geographies of struggle in America's zones of abandonment, and asks how visions for living otherwise become actionable. She is the co-author, with Farid Esack, of the forthcoming book Refusing to Vanish: Muslim Women in a Time of AIDS – from Philadelphia to Cape Town.

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Education: 
B.A. Haverford College
M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D. Columbia University