Trish Gibson

PhD Student, Associate Instructor, Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

HIA Program:

Denmark Denmark 2003


Trish completed her M.A. in Diplomacy and International Commerce in 2005. She specializes in the study of comparative politics and public policy. Trish is interested in how education and economic policy affects political participation and livelihoods in Latin American and Africa. Her dissertation projects compares how newly formed intercultural universities in Mexico affect political participation of indigenous students as compared to traditional universities. One of her current side projects examines the impact of microfinance on women. In another project, she examines how donor requirements affect microfinance depth and breadth of outreach. In 2010, Trish received an Honorable Mention for submission to the Catt Prize, sponsored by the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University. She also recently published a review of Cati Coe's Dilemmas in African Schools in the Anthropology of Education Quarterly.

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