Shae A.C. Frydenlund

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Shae A.C. Frydenlund is a feminist geographer concerned with the translocal political economy of forced displacement. This year, she will work with both Perry World House and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies/The Alice Paul Center. Funded by the National Science Foundation, Frydenlund’s research concerns the changing world of work and women refugee livelihoods in Myanmar, Malaysia, and the United States.  Her book project, Support from the South: Refugee Labor and Capitalist Development, analyzes the relationship between unpaid refugee work, racialized labor, and urban prosperity.  She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a B.A. from Colgate University. In fall 2021, she is teaching a course at Penn entitled “Gender, Capitalism, and the Environment”.

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