Dr. Tess Kulstad
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: Anthropology Lab Building
Tess is a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in family systems, disasters, and border life. Her current work examines how the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the subsequent cholera epidemic impacted displaced families and childrearing practices on the border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Tess received her Ph.D. in Anthropology and her M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. She earned her B.A. in business administration from the Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Prior to coming to Wake Forest University, Tess taught a variety of courses in anthropology at Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University, as well as Haitian Creole at Dartmouth College.