This profile was current as of 2023, when she was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.

Kayla Hurd, Ph.D. is an assistant director at the Graduate School's Office of Grants and Fellowships at the University of Notre Dame. Kayla earned her doctorate from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame in 2023. As a biocultural anthropologist, her research focused on the embodiment of people's meaning making and dietary practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more broadly, she studied concepts of edibility through mixed method approaches of food and nutrition in Mexico. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Explorer's Club, the Eck Institute for Global Health, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. She has been with the team since 2018 as the sole social scientist and has been the Fulbright Program Advisor since 2021. Kayla is available to review all internal and external grants and fellowships, including those in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM. 


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