- PhD Candidate, Sociocultural Anthropology
- sociocultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, identity, international migration, emigration from the West, migrant adaptation strategies & processes, East Asia, Japan
Jessica is a doctoral candidate pursuing her PhD in sociocultural anthropology. Her area of focus is international migration, specifically migrants’ processes and strategies for adaptation, and how these intersect with migrants’ identities, such as gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, and so forth. She conducted her dissertation fieldwork in Japan in 2015-2017, and is currently writing her dissertation.