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Susan Thomas

Professorial Lecturer School of International Service

Trained as an anthropologist of education, Susan Thomas's research background involves the intersection of migration, global education, and South Asia and South Asian diaspora. Her most recent research project examined ethnographically how neoliberalism is transforming university life, and the implications it has for transnational educational migration from the South Asian region. Her current intellectual pursuits concern racialization, debt, precarity, and education in the era of globalization. She has previously taught courses on transnational migration, international development, human rights, the anthropology of education, schooling, violence, and social inequality. Thomas currently teaches courses on international studies research, ethnography, and global migrations.


PhD, Education, University of Pennsylvania; BA, International Affairs, The George Washington University

SIS - School of International Service
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