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Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Arizona

Megan A. Carney is a sociocultural and medical anthropologist with specializations in global human displacement and migration, the intersections of food and migration, migrant health, reproductive labor and the politics of care, and the affective dimensions of state-sanctioned violence and economic restructuring. Her fieldwork is focused in the western United States and in Italy, specifically Sicily. She is Associate 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" (2021). From 2021-22, she is a Fulbright Schuman visiting fellow at the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She is also Director of the UA Center for Regional Food Studies and a Public Voices Fellow (2018-19 cohort) with The OpEd Project.


  • –present
    Sociocultural and Critical Medical Anthropologist, University of Arizona