Karen Richman

Kellogg Institute for International Studies

305 Bond Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs, Institute for Latino Studies
Concurrent Faculty, Anthropology
Faculty, Romance Languages and Literatures

  • Geographic focus: mexico, the caribbean (haiti), and the united states.
  • Religion
  • Migration
  • Transnationalism
  • Gender
  • Production and consumption

Richman in the News


Haitian Church soldiers on in midst of gang violence; Pope asks prayer

“We know that anything that is top down, that doesn’t have the participation of everyone who will be affected by any policy will fail,” said Karen Richman, who has been close to a community in Haiti for some 40 years. She is director of undergraduate studies in Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies and Creole Language and Culture Program.

Haitian gang wants $1 million ransom for each of the 17 kidnapped missionaries


We spoke with Karen Richman, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Notre Dame, who's done a lot of work in Haiti.

Informal Networks Provide 18% Of Americans’ Total Retirement Savings

Notre Dame Anthropologist Karen Richman and Stevens Institute of Technology’s Economist Joelle Saad-Lesslers’ recent research knocks me out.