Cate Morley


Research Interests: Forced disappearance; humanitarian forensic intervention; Mexico.

Cate Morley is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology and the Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities (IHUM). Her research concerns forced disappearance and humanitarian forensic intervention in Mexico, and is shaped, in particular, by attention to the material dimensions of forensic intervention, as well as the various imaginaries—literary, ecological, theological, political—that influence its practice. Her dissertation will be informed by ethnographic research alongside forensic anthropologists and civilian activists working to recover and identify the remains of Mexico’s desaparecidos.