Ph.D. Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2018
M.S. Development Sociology, Cornell University, 2013
B.S. History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
Dr. Carrie Freshour is an un-disciplined human geographer and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University. Her ethnographic work focuses on low-wage food and agricultural labor in the US South, racial capitalism, carceral and abolition geographies, and the Black Radical Tradition. She is currently finalizing her book project, Making Life Work, which centers the experiences of Black women, their families and broader place-based communities in northeast Georgia who remain the basis for the global production of cheap chicken. In collaboration with Black artists and activists in Northeast Georgia, Carrie is creating a documentary short film featuring poultry worker families' placemaking activities despite and in spite of their experiences of persistent exploitation at the poultry. She believes in collective, justice-centered research in and for community, and thinks and writes best with others. Her work has been published in Antipode, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, The Southeastern Geographer, and more.
Before joining Georgia State in 2023, Carrie held assistant professor positions at the University of Washington in Seattle and Delta State University in Mississippi. She maintains research collaborations in both the Delta and the Pacific Northwest with gratitude for mentors and community in each place.
Low-wage food and agricultural labor, political ecology, Black geographies, US South, racial capitalism, carceral and abolition geographies, Black radicalism