Susan Terrio is Professor of Anthropology and French Studies at Georgetown University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology and the Department of French. She is the inaugural chair of the Anthropology Department following its separation from the Department of Sociology in the fall of 2008.
Beyond the university, Professor Terrio served two terms as Vice-President of the Association for French Cultural Studies. She finished four years as Book Review Editor for the distinguished anthropology journal, Anthropological Quarterly where she also served on the editorial board.
In order to conduct and analyze five years of ethnographic and archival research on the federal custodial system for unaccompanied, undocumented juveniles in the United States, Terrio was awarded three Georgetown University Graduate School Summer Research fellowships, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grant and residential fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, The Russell Sage Foundation, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.