Melissa Hafey

Mellisa Hafey

Academic Interests: Cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology and ethnography, ethical consumption, morality, material culture


Status: MA student

Previous Degrees: BA (2017) Anthropology from University of Nevada, Reno

Contact Information: mnixon@nevada.unr.edu

Biography: I am a first-year graduate student. My focus is on the creation of meaning and the moral associations of food attributes, especially "local," "organic," and "healthy" in various speech communities. I also work within Reno's local food systems and help operate the High Desert Hops Project at the UNR Main Station Farm. My interests include community health, food security, marginality, diversity, agriculture, and of course craft beer.