Laura Leisinger joins the Anthropology and Sociology department as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Ms. Leisinger is a cultural anthropologist working toward a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Her current project examines migration, gender, and insecure legal status for Haitians in the United States. Other of her research extends across gender studies, mental health, the state, and activist research and social movements. Ms. Leisinger also holds training in queer feminist studies and linguistic anthropology.