Emily Williamson

Emily Williamson is an Anthropology PhD student at Boston University, a cultural heritage consultant, and has taught landscape architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Her current research focuses on the processes of spatial marginalization of the Zongo, a network of Islamic settlements in Ghana, West Africa. In her MIT thesis, she asked what historical factors have shaped these urban and architectural transformations in the urban context of Cape Coast. Emily holds a Masters of Science in Architectural Studies from MIT, a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia, and an undergraduate degree in Education and Art from Colby College. 

2014 SMArchS Thesis: Understanding the Zongo: Processes of Socio-Spatial Marginalization in Ghana