Search for people, departments, or email addresses.

« Back To Search Results

  Melissa L Caldwell

Melissa L Caldwell




she, her, her, hers, herself

Social Sciences Division

Anthropology Department



Regular Faculty

Social Justice
African Diaspora
European Studies

Social Sciences 1

Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services

Harvard 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.

Russia, Eastern Europe, Former Soviet Union; poverty and welfare; charity and philanthropy; social welfare and humanitarianism; religious charity; food politics; gardening and summer cottages; socialism and postsocialism.

Daily 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.

Poverty and Inequality; Social Justice; International Development; Anthropology of Food; Consumption; Memory and Trauma.

  • "The Dacha Days of Summer," Radio Interview on "Here on Earth," Wisconsin Public Radio, August 1, 2011
  • "Going Green for Summer," Radio Interview on Voice of Russia, June 19, 2011

If you have the proper permissions, you can edit this entry

This campus directory is the property of the University of California at Santa Cruz. To protect the privacy of individuals listed herein, in accordance with the State of California Information Practices Act, this directory may not be used, rented, distributed, or sold for commercial purposes. For more details, please see the university guidelines for assuring privacy of personal information in mailing lists and telephone directories. If you have any questions please contact the ITS Support Center.