Emily Philipp

Ph.D. Candidate

E-mail: ephilipp@bu.edu

BIO AND RESEARCH

Emily Philipp

Emily Philipp graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2012 with a B.A. in Sociology. While there, she researched aspects of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, specifically how defendants testifying on their own behalf employed various vocabulary techniques to account for their alleged actions in the 1994 genocide.

Since then, she has pursued research on the phenomenon of volunteer tourism and the characteristics and diffusion of microfinance funding practices across US foundations and corporations. More broadly, Emily is interested in market-based approaches to poverty and the decision-making processes of foundations engaged in transnational giving.