About Hanna Garth
As a sociocultural and medical anthropologist I am most broadly interested in the ways in which marginalized communities struggle to overcome structural violence. My recent work is focused on the connections between food systems, structural inequalities, health, and wellbeing. My recent work has looked at the ways in which macro-level changes and shifts in local food distribution systems impact communities, families, and individuals, specifically I study how food scarcity and reduced access to affordable food influence individual and household stress levels.
All of my research, teaching, and mentoring is designed around my commitment to feminist methodologies and critical race theory. My regional interests include Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Latinx and Black communities in the United States. In addition to my current work in Cuba I have also conducted research in Chile, Bolivia, Peru and the Philippines in the past.
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. I completed my BA in Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, and Policy Studies at Rice University, an MPH in Global Health at Boston University, and a PhD in Anthropology at UCLA. I held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine from 2015-2016.