About Sarah S. Willen
Sarah S. Willen is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, and Director of the Research Program on Global Health & Human Rights at UConn's Human Rights Institute. A former National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, she has published widely on issues of irregular migration, migration and health, health equity, health and human rights, and medical education, among other topics. Her book, Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), has received multiple awards. Dr. Willen is Principal Investigator of ARCHES | the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study, and Co-Founder of the Pandemic Journaling Project.
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