Peter Locke
211 Robertson Hall
Bernadette Yeager

Associate Professional Specialist; Lecturer in Public and International Affairs


  • Medical Anthropology
  • Global Health
  • humanitarianism
  • Post-Conflict Studies


Peter Locke's research interests include humanitarian psychiatry, global mental health, medical humanitarianism, and public health challenges in post-conflict settings. His dissertation fieldwork explored psychosocial support services for poor families living in Sarajevo in the aftermath of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. More recently, he has been leading Princeton students to rural Sierra Leone each summer to study medical humanitarian interventions in collaboration with a small community healthcare organization. Peter advises students earning a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy and teaches courses in global health and the application of qualitative and ethnographic research methods in public policy. He earned his PhD from Princeton's Department of Anthropology in 2009 and was a post-doctoral research associate in the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health and Wellbeing.