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Leland Fellow

Theo Anastopoulo

12th Class, 2023-2025

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Theo is a proud Greek-American from Charleston, South Carolina. He studied global food security at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he earned a master's degree in 2023. For two years Theo has served as a research assistant for a USAID project studying famine typologies and trajectories, which forms the basis of his graduate thesis, "Famine that Annihilates." He has also interned with International Crisis Group and The Fund for Peace. Theo is particularly interested in the political economy of hunger, famine trajectories, and anthropological approaches to the study of famine. Before graduate school Theo helped refugee populations learn English in Athens, Greece, volunteered with the Peace Corps in Mozambique, and worked as an AmeriCorps Member in South Carolina. He completed his undergraduate degree in history at Clemson University. Theo's favorite book is The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

Host Organization: Catholic Relief Services

First Year Placement
Nairobi, Kenya and Somalia

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