Before entering the graduate program at SMU in 2009, Shay Cannedy studied anthropology at Antioch College (BA, 1997) and San Francisco State University (MA, 2005). Her thesis research at SFSU focused on the complex, shifting identities of Tibetan refugee youth living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She maintains an interest in subjective experiences of displacement and refugee resettlement and currently focuses on Congolese refugees living in Ireland. Her interests also include gender, belonging, and civic and transnational poltiical action in the Congolese diaspora.
Office: 438A Heroy Hall
Entered program in 2009
Region of Study:
Ireland and D.R. Congo
Cannedy, Shay, 2011. Crafting Citizens: Resettlement Agencies and Refugee Incorporation in the United States. Practicing Anthropology 33(4):29-34.