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Postdoctoral Researcher



Terese Gagnon (she/they) is a political and environmental Anthropologist and a new Postdoctoral Researcher with the Carolina Asia Center and Department of Anthropology as part of the Bringing Southeast Asia Home grant. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from Syracuse University. Prior to coming to UNC, Terese was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Copenhagen. Her current book project, a multi-sited ethnography, is about Karen food, seed, and political sovereignty across landscapes of home and exile. She is co-editor of the book Movable Gardens: Itineraries and Sanctuaries of Memory and is currently editing a second volume, Embodying Biodiversity. Terese incorporates creative forms including ethnographic poetry and visual anthropology in her scholarly work.