University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Professor Teresa Mares

Teresa Mares

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Teresa Mares, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, spent most of her life in northern Colorado before moving to Seattle in 2003. She received her B.A. summa cum laude in Anthropology and Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in Spanish from Colorado State University (2002) and her M.A. and Ph.D. (2005, 2010) in Anthropology with a graduate certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Washington. 

Her research interests focus on sustainable food systems, environmental justice, diet-related health disparities, and Latino/a migration in the United States. Her dissertation We Are Made of Our Food: Latino/a Immigration and the Practices and Politics of Eating explores how claims of Latino/a immigrations to food justice and food entitlements are made, reshaped, and denied in the Seattle area. Before coming to UVM, Teresa was a Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Ohio State University.

When she is not teaching, researching, reading, or writing, Teresa can be found taking long walks with her dog, Canela, or browsing the farmers' market in pursuit of the perfect beet.

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