Elizabeth Durham

Elizabeth Durham is a third-year student interested in wellbeing, affective health, and material technologies of affective care, both in and out of medicalized and/or commodified settings; and in broader questions of what constitutes a well-lived life, and of the place of health therein. Her current research examines these themes in Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon, particularly in light of the country's ongoing socioeconomic and sociopolitical issues, and of recent "Global Mental Health" transnational development influences. 

Prior to coming to Princeton, Elizabeth received her MPhil in anthropology (2015) from the University of Oxford, where she was awarded a Clarendon Scholarship; and her BA in anthropology (2012) from Carleton College. She also held a Fulbright Student Research Grant to Cameroon from 2012 to 2013.