Dr. Scott M. Lacy
Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 213
Crisis in Mali
Scott Lacy, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and executive director of African Sky, which works to confront poverty and hunger in Mali, was featured in a panel discussion about the crisis in Mali today. Asked to gauge the feelings of the people of the war-torn country, he said, "What they feel is heartbroken. They feel that they've lost not just 20 years of a democratic tradition, but they feel that they've lost control over their destiny in many ways."
Appeared on Huffington Post Live on 10/25/12
Professor builds upon success - Fairfield: Mali trip will break ground for schools
Every time Scott Lacy, an assistant professor of anthropology at Fairfield University, travels to Mali, he ends up leaving with a bigger debt to pay. Who knows what he will owe once he returns from a six-month sabbatical that begins June 2 to do agricultural research and further efforts to build schools in the villages of this poor landlocked Western African nation. "Ever since I touched my feet down on the ground in Mali, my life has gotten better and everything I have ever done has pushed me back toward that country. It has come back 20 fold, 100 fold," said Lacy, 39, whose first introduction to the country was as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1994.
Published in Connecticut Post, Danbury News Times, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time on 5/24/10