PCMI Director—Kari Henquinet

Kari B. Henquinet

Kari Henquinet

Academic Office Building 227

Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences

Director, Peace Corps Master's International Programs

  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2007
  • MA, Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2003
  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Wheaton College, 1996

I have been engaged with international development work for the past 18 years as a practitioner and researcher. My field work experiences include women's rights, sustainable livelihoods, health education, and agroforestry development programs in Niger as well as community health and medical anthropology research in Uganda. I am currently doing historical work on World Vision and mid-20th century American ideas about development and humanitarianism. For the last 13 years, I have also been dedicated to international education efforts in the U.S. through my positions at Michigan Tech and in International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University. I currently work with all of our PCMI students in the capacity of campus director, instructor in Cultural Dimensions of International Immersion and Research, and sometimes as a graduate committee member.