Lindsay Gifford holds a National Science Foundation
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Anthropology through UCLA. She
received her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Boston University in 2009.
Her research focuses broadly on the public sphere in the Middle
East, with her current project looking into spatio-temporal
patterns of violence in Baghdad since the inception of the 2003
US-led war and Iraqi refugee perceptions of and strategies toward
those patterns internationally.
She was a Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Damascus, Syria for her
dissertation research, conducting research on civil society under
the authoritarian state with women's rotating credit
associations in Damascus.