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Caela O'Connell

Assistant Professor
  Alumni Hall 301

Caela O’Connell is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program at UNC-CH. She joined Carolina in fall 2019 after serving on the faculty at University of Tennessee Knoxville in the Anthropology department and the Disasters, Displacement, and Human Rights Program. As an environmental anthropologist, her research examines human-environment relationships and how they change over time. She is interested in socio-ecological interdependencies which include risk; crisis; water, economics, disaster, and engagement; interdisciplinary and mixed research methodologies; food and agricultural studies; rural and agrarian communities; the Caribbean and the Americas. Her current projects include a multi-sited study of banana farmers, mycology, and climate change in Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Australia; and disaster recovery in the United States and internationally.
Caela O'Connell