Cate Morley

Bio/Description

Cate Morley
Cate Morley is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities (IHUM). Her research concerns forced disappearance and humanitarian forensic intervention, and is shaped, in particular, by attention to the various imaginaries—theological, ecological, political and literary—that influence forensic practice. Her dissertation will be informed by ethnographic research alongside forensic anthropologists and civilian activists working to recover and identify the remains of Mexico’s desaparecidos.

In a parallel project, she is examining the ongoing forensic investigation into, and public controversy surrounding, a mass grave discovered behind a former Mother and Baby Home in Ireland. Interdisciplinary study has also led to her present collaboration on a technical guide to the care and conservation of the textile remains of mass atrocity.

Cate came to Princeton by way of two Master’s degree programs in Global Health & Social Justice at King’s College London, and Refugee & Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford.