Elizabeth Wirtz

Kenya | Somalia

Elizabeth Wirtz is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University. A cultural anthropologist, her research centers on refugees/forced migration, humanitarianism in relief and development, sexual and gender-based violence, reproductive/maternal health, human-centered design in technology and engineering, and STEM higher education. She has worked with international organizations like Engineers Without Borders and the International Rescue Committee on humanitarian and development projects. She has served as a chair of the Gender Based Violence Topical Interest Group of the Society for Applied Anthropology and as a board member for the Society for Medical Anthropology.