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Siobhan McGuirk

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Department of Anthropology

Siobhán McGuirk is a socio-cultural anthropologist specializing in migration and mobility, sexuality and gender, and NGO studies. Her doctoral dissertation is an ethnographic study exploring how LGBT-identified asylum seekers navigate life in the US, both with and without NGO support. Her work is informed by intersectional feminist and queer theory, and she regularly draws on visual methods in her research. As a dedicated public anthropology, Siobhán has contributed her research and writing to a number of advocacy and activist organizations in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Siobhán also works as a Commissioning Editor for the UK-based magazine, Red Pepper, and as a documentary filmmaker. See her work at: and follow her on twitter at @s_mcguirk


Ph.D, Cultural Anthropology, American University. M.A. Visual Anthropology, Granada Centre, University of Manchester. B.A. (Hons), Economic and Social Sciences, University of Manchester

CAS - Anthropology
Hamilton - 3rd
Wednesday, 4-6pm, Hamilton 202
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  • Summer 2016

  • Fall 2016