Erin Parish is an anthropologist whose work focuses on the physicality of memory and the psychology of place, specifically in post-conflict reconstruction and the return of internally displaced people to their homes in Colombia. She has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in History from Duke University, an MPhil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Georgia.
Her professional and personal life centers around connecting people and resources to build stronger, healthier, and more engaged communities. She has fifteen years of experience working with community organizing and development, reproductive health education, and peace building initiatives in the United States, Nicaragua, Gabon, Northern Ireland, and Colombia. In her spare time, she enjoys discovering new music, talking to strangers, cooking, and creating personalized cocktails that fit the personalities of her friends. She’s happy to make you one too.