Carrie Freshour

Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Washington

Carrie Freshour is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Washington. Her work focuses on low-wage food and agricultural labor in the U.S. South, racial capitalism, carceral geographies, and Black Radicalism. Freshour is finalizing her book project, Making Life Work, which centers the experiences of Black women, their families, and broader communities in Northeast Georgia who remain the basis for the global production of cheap chicken. She has published on these themes in journals like Antipode, The Monthly Review, and Society and Space, and has a book chapter “Cheap Meat, Cheap Work in the US Poultry Industry: Race, Gender, and Immigration in Corporate Strategies to Shape Labor,” in Elizabeth Ransom and Bill Winders eds., Global Meat: Social and Environmental Consequences of the Expanding Meat Industry (Cambridge, 2019).