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Alisha Mays Borck
Anthropology PhD Candidate
Graduate Instructor

Alisha Borck (she/her; formerly Mays) is a PhD candidate at the University of Kentucky. Alisha's research interests primarily include inequality, food studies, food justice, Appalachia, rurality, political economy, and more broadly, economic anthropology. For her dissertation research, Alisha is currently studying emergency food programs and care work in Appalachian Kentucky. Alisha is also passionate about using storytelling to promote social justice and has shared her "food story" for several audiences throughout the state of Kentucky. 

Contact Information
102F Lafferty Hall
Research Interests
  • Food security
  • inequality and poverty
  • grassroots organizing and activism
  • Appalachia
  • Alternative food movements
  • environmental and sustainability studies
  • Economic Anthropology.
  • business and organizational anthropology
  • labor
  • Anthropology
  • Appalachian Center