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Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology and Global Studies

Angela Stuesse is broadly interested in social inequality, and her research and teaching interests include globalization, migration, race, labor, human rights, and methodologies of activist research. Her book Scratching Out a Living: Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South (University of California Press 2016), 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 supporters. Follow-on research created Intergroup Resources, an online resource center that shares materials, tools, and lessons learned from across the U.S to strengthen intergroup relations across difference. Dr. Stuesse’s more recent work investigates the intensification of immigrant policing 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, as well as in Mexico and Guatemala. She has published in the journals American Anthropologist, Antipode, City & Society, Latino Studies, Southern Spaces, and Human Organization, among others. Prior to UNC, she held academic appointments at UCLA; The Ohio State University; and the University of South Florida, where she helped to establish the university’s first UndocuAlly Program.