Tiffany C. (Cain) Fryer

Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Department of Anthropology
Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows
Email Address:
Office Location: 
Joseph Henry House
Office Hours: 
1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Also by appointment.

Teaching (Fall 2021)
Reckoning: Complicated Histories and Collective Identities  (ANT 328/ AAS 396/ AMS 314 / ART 327)


PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Short Bio
Tiffany Cherelle (Cain) Fryer is an anthropologist drawing on techniques from across anthropology and history to investigate the ways in which the legacies of the past, particularly colonialism and other forms of political violence, inform present day political consciousness and imaginations of the future. She is a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows and Lecturer in Princeton's Anthropology Department and Humanities Council. She recently completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a visiting student with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 2016-2018. Her ongoing research project is based in Quintana Roo, Mexico where she helps to facilitate a community heritage initiative called the "Tihosuco Heritage Preservation and Community Development Project." She is committed to operationalizing public history to meet social justice needs. Beyond her academic life, she loves traveling, being outside, cooking, reading black speculative fiction, making crafty things, and family time.