PCMI Director—Kari Henquinet

Kari B. Henquinet

Kari Henquinet


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Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences

Director, Peace Corps Master's International  and Peace Corps Prep 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 20 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. I have also conducted ethnographic field work in Niger on women's rights and transnational aid institutions, using Hausa and French.  The results of this research is published in a number of outlets.  For the last 15 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.