Assistant Professor of Sociology
- Copyright, Steve Hambuchen
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.
SpecialtyMobility in the Global South
Introduction to Sociology
Quantitative Research Methods
Critical Perspectives on Development
Debt and its Discontents
Development, Resistance and Social Change
- 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
2019. Is Regular Migration Safer Migration? Insights from Thailand. Journal on Migration and Human Security 7(1):1-18.
2019. Debt and the Migration Experience: Insights from Southeast Asia. International Organization for Migration.
2019. A Conflict of Interest. The Baffler. February 5th, 2019. (with Eula Biss)
2018. Overindebtedness in Cambodia: Moving Beyond Borrow-Centric Frames. Development Policy Review doi: 10.1111/dpr.12399 (with Phasy Res, Lacey Jacoby, Peter Bradley, and Andrea Blobel Perez)
2018. The Wider Impacts of Microcredit: Over-indebtedness and International Migration. Sociological Insights for Development Policy 3(2).
2017. Criminalizing Irregular Migrant Labor: Thailand’s Crackdown in Context. Migration Information Source. (with Georgia Reid)
2017. Migration Disruption: Crisis and Continuity in the Cambodian Mass Returns. International Migration Review 52(4):1130-1161.
2017. Poor and On the Move: South-South Migration and Poverty in Cambodia. Migration Studies 5(2):237-266
2017. Microsaturated: The Promise and Pitfalls of Microfinance. In Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia. Eds. Simon Springer and Katherine Brickell. Routledge.
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 Context. Oxford Development Studies 43(4): 533-553.
2015. Loans and Leaving: Migration and the Expansion of Microcredit in Cambodia. Population 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 Cambodia. Development and Change 45(2):284-307.
2013. Borders and Margins: The Experiences of Cambodians in Thailand. Contexts. 12(1) (with Emmanuel Maillard).
2013. The Growing Linkages Between Migration and Microfinance. Migration Information Source. Migration Policy Institute. June edition.
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin; M.A. University of Texas at Austin; B.A. Rice University