Christine Chalifoux Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology/Africana Studies

Christine Chalifoux is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies at Franklin & Marshall College. Her current book manuscript, tentatively entitled Layers of Contention, examines quotidian life in Kampala, Uganda. Her research explores how people forge kinship bonds across ethnic lines in a city where stereotypes bear the weight of colonial and postcolonial histories. She is also interested in rethinking the notions of both caregiving and resistance, and all of her work grapples with the dialectical relationship between intimacy and resentment.
She received her PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and was a predoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Her work has received funding from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Critical Language Scholarship Program, and multiple centers at the University of Michigan.