Teaching Assistant Professor
Email: adelgaty at live.unc.edu
Areas of Interest:
Economic Anthropology; Anthropology of Work; Care; Crisis and Disaster; Resilience; Craft production; Consumption; Locality; Collaboration; Ecology; Occupational Identity; Organizational structures and strategies; Alcohol Consumption and Alcoholism; Rural Anthropology; Applied Anthropology; Rural wellness; Japan and Okinawa
PhD, Anthropology, UNC Chapel Hill, 2020
Certificate, Concise Course in Brewing Technology, Siebel Institute of Technology, 2017
MA, Asian Studies & Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013
BA, Asian Studies & Japanese, Calvin College, 2009
I am a teaching assistant professor in the Anthropology department at UNC, Chapel Hill. I received my PhD in Anthropology at UNC Chapel Hill in 2020. My research broadly explores how creators and consumers make decisions in precarious economic environments. Presently, I examine experiences of resilience and crisis as it animates the lives of professional craft brewers and distillers in the US and Japan.
I also run a research lab in collaboration with the College of Arts & Sciences and UNC’s IDEAs curriculum where we apply quantitative and qualitative methods toward understanding aesthetic design among artisan creators and consumers.
I previously worked as a professional brewer, and now work as a freelance market and UX researcher alongside teaching.
Research and Activities:
Market Research; UX Research; Brewing; Distilling