Annie Foley is a junior Anthropology and Global Affairs major working with Professor Tracy Kijewski-Correa of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Foley is currently contributing to an ongoing study analyzing the role of religiosity in post-disaster structural resiliency in Haiti. She has conducted extensive quantitative analysis of homeowner survey data collected after the 2010 earthquake and 2016 Hurricane Matthew to determine how religious belief influences adoption of mitigation measures. This year, she is synthesizing her findings into a comprehensive report to be submitted in conjunction with the Departments of Political Science and Anthropology.
Foley has dedicated most of her time at Notre Dame to studying the role of religion in peace and development processes. In addition to her work in ISP, Foley has engaged in various in projects investigating how religiosity affects individual and community behavior. The summer after her freshman year, she received a grant to study experiences of healthcare services among Hindus and Muslims in Pune, India. Foley has continued to pursue her interest in South and Central Asia through engagement with the Kroc Institute's Madrasa Discourses program. As she begins her junior year at Notre Dame, Foley is especially excited to continue learning about the intersection of peace, development, and religion in post-conflict and post-disaster settings