Emily Norton is the Office Administrator and Intern Coordinator at the Institute for Policy Studies. She recently completed her undergraduate degree at American University where she studied International Development, Anthropology, and Studio Art. While a student, she served as a founding member of the AU Village Savings and Investment Institute and an activist in the Student Worker Alliance.
As a volunteer for the Center for Domestic Training and Development in Nairobi, Kenya, she learned of the challenges facing domestic workers, trafficking victims, and refugees. Since this experience, her research has centered on issues of militarization in Africa, labor rights, women’s rights, and US Foreign Policy towards Africa. She is currently collaborating with the Labor Network for Sustainability in a project that aims to connect the environmental and labor movements.
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