Whitney Easton, PhD

Visiting Instructor

Office: Anthropology 218A. Office hours Thursday 2:15-3:45pm

Email: whitney.easton@emory.edu

Education

  • Phd, Anthropology, Emory, 2017
  • MA, Anthropology, Emory, 2013
  • B.A., Anthropology and Classical Civilization, Emory, 2008

Research

Specializations:

  • Agrarian Change, Rural Livelihoods, and New Rural Identities
  • Anthropology of Food and Agriculture
  • Critical Rural Theory
  • Solidarity and Alternative Economies
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Migration, Migrants to Rural Areas, Transnational Labor and Family, EU Citizen Migrants
  • Gender, Race, and Class Politics of Transnational Labor in the EU
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Anthropology of Tourism
  • Italy, Mediterranean Europe, Europe, United States

Dr. Easton has conducted ethnographic field research on agricultural change, farming livelihoods, and tourism in Central Italy. She has taught introductory anthropology courses and seminars on food and culture and the anthropology of Europe at Agnes Scott College, Emory University, and Georgia State University.  Professor Easton also works as an applied anthropologist specializing in ethnographic research on food and culture.  Her current research project focuses on the transnational labor underpinning tourism and agriculture in Italy, especially the labor and family networks of women European Union citizen migrants.