Lu, Vivian


Vivian Lu
Grad Status: 
Third Year Cohort

My research interests surround the growing economic networks linking African merchants to production and trade sites of everyday goods - clothes, small electronics, home building materials - in the Middle East and Asia. I am interested in how such African merchant travel forges alternate pathways for class mobility in Nigeria and reconfigures economic and migratory constellations amongst the Global South. I studied Anthropology (Ethnic Studies) and African Studies for my B.A. from Columbia University.