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Professor of Anthropology, Olin College of Engineering

Caitrin Lynch is Professor of Anthropology at Olin College of Engineering, where she teaches interdisciplinary courses in anthropology, design, engineering, and entrepreneurship. She is the secretary of the American Ethnological Society (of the American Anthropological Association). She is the author of two books: Retirement on the Line: Age, Work, and Value in An American Factory, and Juki Girls, Good Girls: Gender and Cultural Politics in Sri Lanka's Global Garment Industry. She is also producer of the documentary film, "My Name is Julius.” She is currently working on a book project, funded by the National Science Foundation, focusing on a 150-year-old New England textile factory, in which she examines questions of outsourcing, precarious labor, gender, and business competition.


  • –present
    Professor of Anthropology, Olin College of Engineering


  • 2000 
    University of Chicago, PhD/ Anthropology