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Claire Branigan


Claire Branigan is a PhD candidate in anthropology with a minor in Gender Relations in International Development. Her dissertation “Ineffective Laws, Active Citizens: Demanding Justice for Femicide in Argentina,” explores the ways in which family members of victims and feminist activists work for justice in cases of femicide in Argentina.


Research Interests

Gender-based violence, feminism, law, language


  • 2011 BA, Grinnell College, Grinnell IA, 2011, Anthropology & Spanish, Latin American Studies Concentration
  • 2018 MA, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign