Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona
Megan A. Carney specializes in transnational and gendered migration, migrant health, food and food systems, and biopolitics. Her research consists of fieldwork in the western United States with Latinx, Mexican, and Central American communities and in Italy with a particular focus on migration in the Mediterranean. She is Assistant Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona and author of two books, "The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders" (2015) and "Island of Hope: Migration and Solidarity in the Mediterranean" (forthcoming). She is also Director of the UA Center for Regional Food Studies and a Public Voices Fellow (2018-19 cohort) with The OpEd Project.
A massive influx of immigrants on the southern border led to record numbers of people entering the country without legal permission, record numbers of migrant deaths and the criminalization of humanitarian workers and...