Emma Backe

B.A. (Vassar College)
Researcher, George Washington University
PopAnth Author

Emma Louise Backe is an anthropologist, activist and researcher. She studied Anthropology and English during her undergrad at Vassar College, with a focus on gender, health and storytelling. In her varied travels, she has worked for the Gender, Health and Justice Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Peace Corps as a community health empowerment volunteer in Fiji. She currently works as a researcher on gender-based violence at George Washington University, where she will be pursuing her Master’s in Medical Anthropology and Global Gender Policy in the fall. She also helps to run the blog The Geek Anthropologist, where she writes about monsters, science fiction, fantasy, comic books, and pop culture.


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Aliens among us

Aliens among us

Why has the belief in extraterrestrials persisted across time and space, and what can this belief tell us about ourselves?Read on »