Brie Gettleson is the Social Science Research & Instruction Librarian at Haverford College, supporting research in:
- Peace, Justice, and Human Rights
- Health Studies
- Environmental Studies
She is the supervisor of the Student Library Liaisons in Lutnick Library; liaisons are the faces and first line of patron support of the Haverford College Libraries. Please reach out if you have questions about this exciting new program.
Brie recieved her PhD in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York City, culminating in her dissertation, The Desaparecidos of Everyday Life: Militarism and Femicide in Guatemala. Her research interests include gender, law, violence, and post-conflict Central America, particularly Guatemala. In addition to her work supporting instruction and research, Brie also works as part of the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo Digital Archive project team, in close collaboration with Guatemala's longest running human rights organizaiton.
In the Spring 2021 semester, Brie is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, teaching the course Anthropology of Human Rights: Engaged Ethnography and Anthropologist as Witness. In the future she hopes to teach additional courses on ethnographies of Central America and ethnographic writing.
When not on campus, Brie lives in Ardmore with her husband and two ridiculous dogs, where she battles squirrels over garden tomatoes.