Melissa L. Caldwell
Co-Director, Multi-Campus Research Program on Studies of Food and the Body
|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Affiliations||Environmental Studies Department|
|Office||353 Social Sciences 1|
|Office Hours||On Leave 2014-2015|
|Campus Mail Stop||Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services|
|Department of Anthropology, 353 Soscial Sciences 1|
Santa Cruz, CA
Research InterestsDaily life in postsocialist Europe; Ethnography of Russia; changing social welfare systems, care work, ethics and practices of compassion; interfaith collaborations and faith-based assistance; changing food practices in late and postsocialist societies; nature, leisure, and the world of summer cottages and gardening; new modes of human rights and anti-discrimination practices in Russia; Russian-African relations.
Biography, Education and TrainingHarvard University, Social Anthropology, Ph.D., A.M.
Indiana University, Russian and East European Studies, M.A.
University of Tennessee, Russian and East European Studies, B.A.
- Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside (University of California Press, 2011)
- Food and Everyday Life in the Postsocialist World (Indiana University Press, 2009)
- Not by Bread Alone: Social Support in the New Russia (University of California Press, 2004)
- http://wpr.org/hereonearth/archive_110801k.cfm "The Dacha Days of Summer," Radio Interview on "Here on Earth," Wisconsin Public Radio, August 1, 2011
- http://english.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast/28742746/52103899.html "Going Green for Summer," Radio Interview on Voice of Russia, June 19, 2011