Emma Findlen LeBlanc is a senior researcher at the ACLU of Maine. She joined the organization in January 2017.
Prior to moving to Maine, Emma spent two years researching marginalized Acadian forest workers in New Brunswick, Canada. Her previous research, on democracy and Islamic law in rebel-controlled Syria, won awards from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, the Association of Middle East Anthropology, and the University of Oxford.
She earned her BA in Sociology from Brown University, her MFA in fiction from Southern New Hampshire University, and her MPhil in Social and Cultural Anthropology from University of Oxford. She is currently completing her DPhil in Social Anthropology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
Emma has taught classes on law, gender, and Islam as an adjunct professor at Deep Springs College and Southern New Hampshire University. Previously, she worked as a journalist in the Middle East.