Karen Richman

Director, Undergraduate Studies, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame


Karen Richman is a cultural anthropologist. Her areas of research, scholarship and teaching are immigration, culture and religion in Caribbean and Latino transnational communities.  She is the author of Migration and Vodou (2005) and of numerous articles and book chapters on Haitian and Mexican migration, family economy, religion and expressive culture. Her current research explores the relationship of gender to Latinos’ savings and retirement practices.  She is the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Institute for Latino Studies at University of Notre Dame and a member of the Anthropology Department and a Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University.