Research Associate Presentation, Emily Mitchell-Eaton
Friday, Dec 3, 2pm EST
Remote via Zoom
Presented by the Five College Reproductive Politics Faculty Seminar
Dr. Emily Mitchell-Eaton is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Geography at Colgate University and a Research Associate at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. A feminist geographer, her work investigates the relationship between empire and migration. Her book, New Destinations of Empire: Imperial Migration from the Marshall Islands to Northwest Arkansas (under contract, University of Georgia Press), explores layered racial geographies and forms of imperial citizenship in the Marshall Islander diaspora. Dr. Mitchell-Eaton’s more recent work engages feminist theories and methods to map geographies of death, birth, care, and disability. One project, Postpartum in the Academy: Care Work, Precarity, and the Struggle for Rights under Neoliberalism, asks how postpartum rights in higher education can be struggled over, and won, using the frameworks of workers’ rights, reproductive justice, and disability justice. Dr. Mitchell-Eaton’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Association of Geographers, and the Institute for Human Geography, and has been published in Political Geography, EPD: Society and Space, EPC: Politics and Space, International Migration Review, Gender, Place & Culture, Rutgers University Press, and Great Plains Quarterly. She holds a Ph.D. in Geography and a MPA in Public Administration from Syracuse University.