Anna Kirstine Schirrer

Anna Kirstine Schirrer

Dissertation Review Committee

Research Interest

Research Sub-interest

International Law, Legal Regimes, Reparatory Justice, Race and Racism


Caribbean, Western Europe, South America; Guyana, Jamaica


Anna Kirstine Schirrer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology and a certificate fellow with the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. Her dissertation project focuses on how international claims for redress for transatlantic slavery and native genocide in the Caribbean converge on or diverge from national organizations’ claims for land titling in Guyana. Her broader research interests are international law, reparations, race, human rights, and postcolonial Western Europe.

Anna is the recipient of the Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant and the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Grant from the Cultural Anthropology and Law and Social Science Programs (Award Abstract #1823901). Anna has recently completed an internship with the UN OHCHR; Rule of Law, Equality, and Non-Discrimination in Geneva, Switzerland and she is a guest editor for Tidsskriftet Antropologi, and a Digital Editorial Fellow with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology.


Copenhagen University, Denmark, MS in Cultural Anthropology, 2013
Copenhagen University, Denmark, BA in Arts and Anthropology, 2009