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Erin Raffety

Anthropologist-minister, polyglot, proud mother of a child with disabilities, writer, Christian, lifelong learner.

Erin holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Davidson College, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Princeton University. She is currently a Lecturer in the Writing Program at Princeton University where she teaches courses on childhood and disability. Her academic interests include kinship, foster care, and domestic adoption in China, and theology and anthropology. She is also an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and ministers part-time at Grace Presbyterian Church in Kendall Park, NJ. She has worked in Southwest China, along the US-Mexico border and Puerto Rico, and in Washington, DC on international poverty and hunger with Bread for the World and The ONE Campaign. Erin lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and their daughter.