Associate Professor of Anthropology
Alumni Hall 301
Angela Stuesse (Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is broadly interested in social inequality, and her research and teaching interests include neoliberal globalization, migration, race, labor, human rights, and methodologies of activist research. Her first book (University of California Press 2016), "Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South", explores how new Latino migration into Mississippi’s poultry industry has impacted communities and prospects for worker organizing. It is based on six years of activist research engagement with poultry workers and their allies. Her more recent work investigates the intensification of immigrant policing in Atlanta, Georgia with an emphasis on racialized effects and community responses, and the experiences of undocumented young people in higher education. She has conducted research in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and in the newer borderlands of the U.S. South. Prior to UNC, she held academic appointments at UCLA, the Ohio State University, and the University of South Florida. She has published in the journals American Anthropologist, Antipode, City & Society, Latino Studies, Southern Spaces, and Human Organization, among others.