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Rachel Luchmun is a PhD student in Anthropology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. She received her MA in Anthropology from Arizona State University and her BA in Anthropology from the University of Kansas.
Rachel's research focuses on her home country of Mauritius. Specifically, she looks at how identity is constructed and changing among Mauritian emigrants. For her MA thesis, Rachel analyzed the Mauritian National History Museum to see how representations of Mauritian history in the museum differed from that of state discourses of nationalism and belonging. This research revealed an interesting interplay between the global and the local, which continues to be seen in the way Mauritian identity (or identities) are constructed and renegotiated.
PhD, Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2015-Current
MA, Anthropology, Arizona State University, 2015-2017
BA, Anthropology, University of Kansas, 2012-2014