Erin Parish is an anthropologist whose work focuses on the political ecology of war, the limits of resilience, and participatory politics in post-conflict contexts. She has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in History from Duke University, an MPhil in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Georgia.
Her professional and personal life centers around connecting people and resources to build stronger, healthier, and more engaged communities. She has fifteen years of experience working with community organizing and development, reproductive health education, and peace building initiatives in the United States, Nicaragua, Gabon, Northern Ireland, and Colombia. Her current project focuses on collecting stories about experiences of failure as a tool for teaching social justice and empathy.