Megan Carney

Visiting Fellow
Megan A. Carney is a Fulbright Schuman Faculty Scholar and visiting fellow at the Migration Policy Centre. She is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Regional Food Studies at the University of Arizona. She received her PhD (Anthropology) in 2012 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has published two books, the award-winning The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders (2015), and Island of Hope: Migration and Solidarity in the Mediterranean (2021). She was a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project and regularly writes for popular media outlets such as The Hill, The Conversation, Civil Eats, Arizona Daily Star, and Latino Rebels.

Research focus/Fields of interest: critical perspectives on food and im/migration, dispossession, and displacement; migrant health (structural dimensions); food systems and food insecurity; biopolitics and microbiopolitics; social organization of care, caring labor, and social reproduction; affective dimensions of neoliberalism and psychosocial wellbeing.