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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 as well as anthropological theory. Ference is currently the undergraduate major advisor for the Anthropology Department.

Ference's research interests broadly explore the changing nature of work in urban Africa. She focuses on how transportation technology has impacted labor practices in Nairobi, Kenya.

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 most recent publication focused on theorizing the "hustle economy," and she is currently writing a manuscript about the ways transportation technology is changing the nature of work.

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