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Dr. Anastasia Hudgins

Dr. Hudgins is is an assistant professor and cultural anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology where she teaches courses on food, Southeast Asia, Applied Anthropology, gender, race, and globalization.

Anastasia Hudgins

Professional Interests:

Her research focuses on women and work in domestic and international settings, and problems of identity, policy, governance, and human rights that arise in these respective fields. She conducted her dissertation fieldwork in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, among nongovernmental organizations that served women working in the commercial sex industry.

After completing her Ph.D. and Women’s Studies Certificate at Temple University in Philadelphia, she was a lecturer at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and subsequently an assistant professor at Temple University. Prior to teaching, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Bioethics on a project to increase organ donation in the U.S. Her master’s thesis, completed at Temple University, focused on flight attendants flying for a commercial airline in the U.S. and the community of practice that develops among the workers.

Dr. Hudgins studied French and journalism as an undergraduate at Western Kentucky University and worked for a short time as a translator and reporter. She is completing a manuscript based on her dissertation research entitled Victim-izing the Discourse: Sex Work and Global U.S. Policy.

  • Anthropology Department
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