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Emily Mitchell-Eaton
Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III '63 Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies
Phone: (860) 297-2471 Office Location: McCook
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Trinity College faculty member since 2017
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Syracuse Univ. (2016)
M.P.A., Syracuse Univ. (2011)
B.A., Smith College (2006)

Emily Mitchell-Eaton received her Ph.D. in Geography with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University in 2016. She was previously the 2016-17 Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Non-citizenship at the University of California Santa Cruz. Professor Mitchell-Eaton is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled New Destinations of Empire: Imperial Migration from the Marshall Islands to Northwest Arkansas, which explores new racial formations and forms of imperial citizenship, exposing the sustained legacies of the U.S. Pacific presence and the impact on immigrant receiving communities. She is also at work on a second project that studies the geographies of grief, mourning, separation, and distance experienced by people living in diaspora.

Whether teaching small seminars or large lectures, Professor Mitchell-Eaton draws on her training in Human Geography, Feminist Studies, and Public Policy to engage students in deeply analytical, reflective, and collaborative learning. Through this interdisciplinary approach, she aims to help students become critical consumers and producers of knowledge, with an understanding of the intellectual histories that bring us to certain knowledge.