About Emma Lawlor
political ecology of health, labor geography, environmental history, agricultural production, Central America
Graduate Research Fellow, June 2015 - present, National Science Foundation
Graduate Research Assistant, August 2013 - May 2014, Climate Assessment for the Southwest, University of Arizona
I am a third-year graduate student researching the social, political, and environmental dynamics surrounding an emerging epidemic of chronic kidney disease in rural Central America. I conducted my thesis fieldwork in summer 2014 in the Bajo Lempa region of El Salvador, in collaboration with the partner NGOs Asociación Mangle and EcoViva.
Between college and graduate school, I worked a series of health-related jobs doing outreach, advocacy, and research - in Nicaragua and with immigrant/farmworker populations in North Carolina.
Rhodes, S.D., Mann, L., Simán, F.M., Song, E., Alonzo, J., Downs, M., Lawlor, E., Martinez, O., Sun, C.J., O’Brien, M.C., Reboussin, B.A., & Hall, M.A (2015). The impact of local immigration enforcement policies on the health of immigrant Hispanics/Latinos in the USA. American Journal of Public Health, 105(2), 329-337.
MA, Geography, University of Arizona, expected Fall 2015
BA, History, Wake Forest University, 2011
GEOG 170A: Introduction to Physical Geography, Fall 2014 & Spring 2015