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Maryann Bylander

Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Maryann’s current research and teaching interests focus on migration, development, gender and credit/debt. Prior to joining Lewis and Clark she was a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS, where she continues to be involved in projects relating to mobility in the Global South. She is currently conducting research on the relationships between migration and microfinance in Cambodia, as part of a grant from the American Sociological Association’s Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline.



Mobility in the Global South


Quantitative Research Methods, Migration in the Global South

Professional Experience

  • 2014-Present: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology, Lewis and Clark College
  • 2012-2014: Senior Teaching Fellow, SOAS, University of London
  • 2011-2012: Assistant Instructor, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2010: Instructor, Pannasastra University of Cambodia



2016. Cambodian Migration to Thailand: The Role of Environmental Shocks and Stress.  Working paper for the  Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development. World Bank.

 2015. Credit  as Coping: Rethinking Microcredit in the Cambodian ContextOxford Development Studies 43(4): 533-553.

 2015. Loans and Leaving: Migration and the Expansion of Microcredit in CambodiaPopulation Research and Policy Review.  34(5): 687-708 (with Erin Hamilton).

 2015. Contested mobilities: gendered migration pressures among Cambodian youth.  Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. 22(8):1124-1140.

 2015. Depending on the Sky: Environmental Distress,Migration, and Coping in Rural Cambodia. International Migration 53(5):135-147.

 2014. Borrowing Across Borders: Migration and Microcredit in Rural CambodiaDevelopment and Change 45(2):284-307.

  2013. Borders and Margins: The Experiences of Cambodians in ThailandContexts. 12(1) (with Emmanuel Maillard).

 2013. The Growing Linkages Between Migration and Microfinance.  Migration Information Source.  Migration Policy Institute.  June edition.


Academic Credentials

Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin; M.A. University of Texas at Austin; B.A. Rice University

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