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Meghan Ference

Assistant Professor

Location: 3301k James Hall
Phone: 718.951.5000 x3799
Fax: 718.951.3169

Meghan Ference is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Brooklyn College. She teaches undergraduate courses in urban and economic anthropology. Her research interests broadly explore how the built environment impacts social relationships, particularly regarding transportation infrastructure in the urban environment. Urban transportation is an important site for urban ethnography because it shapes everyday lives and experiences, especially along the lines of race, class and gender in a postcolonial African context.

Professor Ference graduated with a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Her dissertation,"Moving Targets: Meanings of Mobility in Metropolitan Nairobi," was based on 32-months of ethnographic fieldwork with transportation workers in Nairobi's urban transportation sector. Her research traced the development of the informal transportation sector, and the stigma of its operators through the colonial and post-colonial eras.

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