Laura Tilghman

Plymouth State University
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Laura Tilghman is a cultural anthropologist with interests in human migration, economic livelihoods, health, and food security. At Plymouth State University, she teaches general introductory courses to the field as well as upper-level courses that bring a cultural perspective to topics such as immigrants & refugees, wealth & poverty, illness & wellness, ecology & conservation, religion & ritual, and the African continent. She also coordinates the popular Global Health minor. As a 2019 ATI Ambassador, she will be exploring ways to work with her students to create an iterative website that will serve as a public resource for people to learn more about the links between the continent of Africa and the state of New Hampshire, with a focus on resettled refugees and their countries of origin.