Clarisse Barbier is currently a PhD candidate in Applied Anthropology at the University of South Florida. She teaches Cultural Anthropology at USF.
She has conducted two separate research projects in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The first one focused on early attachment of institutionalized orphans. The second was conducted between August 2017 and November 2018 on social exclusion of Mossi women accused of witchcraft. She obtained a Fulbright award in 2017 for her research in Burkina Faso.