Project Background

The Omo Valley Research Project was established in 2019 by anthropologists Luke Glowacki and Zachary Garfield. Glowacki and Garfield have deep ties to Ethiopia's Omo Valley, which is the home of their long-term anthropological fieldsites. Recognizing the difficulty many youth face in continuing their education due to lack of funding, Glowacki and Garfield launched the Omo Valley Research Project (OVRP) to help provide educational opportunities and develop community-engaged research partnerships. OVRP is committed to helping students in the Omo Valley achieve their dreams through providing scholarships and  mentorship.

Luke Glowacki

Co-Director Luke Glowacki

Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology

Boston University

Zachary Garfield

Co-Director Zachary Garfield 

Research Fellow

Institute For Advanced Study in Toulouse 

Executive Board

Luke
Zachary Garfield
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ZACHARY GARFIELD
Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse

JEN BONNET
University of Maine

LUKE GLOWACKI
Boston University

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SHANE MACFARLAN
University of Utah

ZARIN MACHANDA
Tufts University

LOBUWA KAKUTA
African Friends Shelter