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Martha Lagace

Martha Lagace

Martha Lagace entered the doctoral program in Fall 2010. Her dissertation in progress is about the proliferation of motorcycle taxis in the city of Gulu, northern Uganda. The draft title is “Farming the Tarmac: Working toward Home and Longing for the World in Post-war Northern Uganda.”

She holds a BA in English and communications from Simmons College and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from Harvard University.


Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship, Boston University, 2015 – 2017.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2015.

Graduate Research Abroad Fellowship (GRAF), 2013.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships, 2010 – 2012.


“Tropes of Memory” by Jens Meierhenrich (LSE) and Martha Lagace (BU).  Humanity: An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development (PennPress) Volume 4, Number 2 (Summer 2013): 289-312

Lagace, Martha. “Paula Hirsch Foster: Anthropology and Land Tensions in Acholiland, 1954 – 1958.” Journal of Peace and Security Studies, Volume 2, Number 1 (June 2016): 75 – 83