Dr. Susan L. Andreatta
As an applied sociocultural anthropologist, I am interested in environmental and medical anthropology. For the past two decades I have worked in a number of regions and countries including the Caribbean, Latin America, Southeastern States, Uganda and China. My fieldwork experiences have allowed me to work with farmers, fishermen, immigrant agricultural laborers, and health care providers. Over the years students have participated in many of these applied research projects and have written papers for publication, and presented their papers and posters at conferences.
Since arriving at UNCG in 1996 I have been involved in community engaged research. In 2001 we established the development of a University supported outreach program known as Project Green Leaf. We have been involved in a number of outreach research projects working with farmers, farmers markets, organic farming, Community Supported Agriculture arrangements, migrant workers and urban connections to locally grown produce. This work has expanded to working with North Carolina marine fisheries researchers and small-scale fishermen in Carteret County, North Carolina where we developed the first Community Supported Fisheries Project, a social marketing idea that has caught on internationally.
See Project Green Leaf.
Fieldwork conducted in: US Southeastern States, Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana,
St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Mexico and Costa Rica. Extended Visits to Peru and Chile, and England
Hu, J., Andreatta, S., Yu, L. & Li, S.
2010 A collaborative international community health nursing clinical experience in China. Home Health Care Management & Practice. Forthcoming December pg 1-8.
Dale, Jack and Andreatta, Susan. "Language and Community Building: The Migrant Farmworker Experience in North Carolina." Proceedings of the Southern Anthropological Society. 2001.
Andreatta, Susan and Anne Parlier
2010 "The Political Ecology of Small-Scale Commercial Fishermen in Carteret County, North Carolina." Human Organization. 69(2):180-191.
Andreatta, Susan, Misty Rhyne, Nicole Dery
2008 "Lessons Learned from Advocating CSAs for Low-Income and Food Insecure Households. In Southern Rural Sociology. 23(1)1:-33.
2006 "When a Good Project Goes Awry: Community Re-Connecting with an Urban Farm." Urban Anthropology. 35(1):75-104.
2003 "Urban Connections to Locally Grown Produce: Trends in the USA." Urban Place: Reconnections with the Natural World. Edited by Peggy Barlett. Emory University.
Andreatta, Susan and William Wickliffe II
2002 "Managing Farmer and Consumer Expectations: A Study of a North Carolina Farmers Market." Human Organization 61(2):167-176.
2000 "Marketing Strategies and Challenges of Small-Scale Organic Producers in Central North Carolina." Culture and Agriculture. 22(3):40-50.
1998 "Transformation of the Agro-food Sector: Lessons from the Caribbean." Human Organization. 57(4):414-429.
1998 "Agrochemical Exposure and Farmworker Health in the Caribbean: A Local/Global Perspective." Human Organization. 57(3):350-358.
1997 "Bananas: Are they the Quintessential Health Food? A Global and Local Perspective." Human Organization. 56(4)437-449.