Emily Locke

Emily  Locke

Research Interests

I am a Master’s student with a focus in Biocultural Medical Anthropology. I received my BA in International Studies with a minor in French from The Ohio State University. Throughout my undergraduate career, I worked at a refugee resettlement agency in Columbus, where I was exposed to the inequities in access to healthcare and chronic health disparities among refugee and immigrant communities. My experience conducting interviews with clients and learning firsthand the struggles of many refugee families shaped my research interests for graduate school.

As a Master’s student, I am interested in researching the structural barriers that impact access to reproductive healthcare for refugee women in the United States. My overall goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the social, economic, and political barriers refugee women face and how these barriers influence their shared experiences and capacity for agency.