Anna conducting fieldwork: a focus group for a project on girls' education in Benin.
Congratulations to Anna Bachan (GLS '17), whose senior thesis, Female Migration as a Tool for Development: The Case of Migrant Women in Senegal (PDF), was published in NYU's Journal of Politics and International Affairs (JPIA). Last spring, Anna's thesis was awarded Best Senior Thesis for the Global Liberal Studies Class of 2017. A current Princeton in Africa Fellow at the African School of Economics in Benin, Anna researched her undergraduate thesis in Senegal with the support of the Liberal Studies Dean's Global Research Grant. Pursuing interviews and an internship working on several projects with ASER (the Association of Returned Senegalese Migrants) and FECSDA (Femmes Culture Education et Développement en Afrique), she explored the relationship between voluntary migration and economic development in West Africa.
Anna graduated from NYU Global Liberal Studies in 2017, with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Development and double minors in French and Public Policy and Management.
She will be presenting her thesis research at a panel on Migrations and Development in Africa at the Association for Anthropology of Social Change and Development (APAD) 2018 conference in Copenhagen.
Anna with coworkers at the African School of Economics/Institute for Research in the Political Economy in Benin.