U. of Vt. prof gets award to study immigrant labor

2/16/2014 5:45 AM
By Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A University of Vermont anthropologist is going to be studying the role of immigrant labor in the state's dairy industry.

The Center for Research on Vermont selected Assistant Professor Teresa Mares as the first Frank M. Bryan Vermont Scholar.

Mares' research project is entitled The Other Border: Exploring Latino and Latina Migrant Foodways.

The award provides $5,000 in summer salary.

It is named in honor of retired Professor Frank Bryan, who devoted much of his career to studying democracy with Vermont as the laboratory.

Mares will examine the political-economic dimensions of migrant labor in Vermont's dairy industry and the way people in the system cope with its complexities.

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