PhD (University of California - Santa Barbara)
Lecturer, University of Washington
Megan Carney is a medical and sociocultural anthropologist. She has been a lecturer at the University of Washington since 2012. Her research specializations include women's migration, food insecurity, migrant health, and immigration policy. Her book The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders (UC Press 2015) is based on multiple years of ethnographic fieldwork that she completed while attending the University of California-Santa Barbara. In addition to studying migrant health issues in the United States, she also studies the health dimensions of migration and political asylum of Africans entering the European Union, specifically Italy. She is a contributing editor of Anthropology News and sits on the board of the Society for Medical Anthropology.
The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders (University of California Press)
Based on ethnographic fieldwork from Santa Barbara, California, this book sheds light on the ways that food insecurity prevails in women’s experiences of migration from Mexico and Central America to the United States. As women grapple with the pervasive conditions of poverty that hinder efforts at getting enough to eat, they find few options for alleviating the various forms of suffering …
What's wasted in recent buzz around food waste?
Food scarcity and food waste rank among our most pressing global challenges. Recent political debates seem set to prompt changes in how we regulate them. Will they be radical enough?Read on »