Welcome to A&A's new editorial-team members!
We are pleased to announce that we have two new members joining the editorial team at Anthropology & Aging!
Yvonne Wallace joins A&A as an editorial assistant. Yvonne is a Ph.D. Candidate in social anthropology at the University of Toronto and part of the Collaborative Specialization in Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course. Her research in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, explores aging and urban change through themes of difference, urban sociality, and time and temporality.
Melanie Z. Plasencia joins A&A as an Associate Editor. She is a scholar of race, ethnicity and aging, and she received her Ph.D. from the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research qualitatively examines how older Latina/o/xs in the U.S. negotiate the challenges of aging in the context of extreme poverty, deteriorating health, and diminishing government support. Presently, she is the César Chávez Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College and teaches at the Department of Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies while she works on her book manuscript, tentatively titled "Aging on the Hudson." Melanie's research can be read in the journals Social Problems and The Gerontologist. Her work has been supported by the Center for Race and Gender and the Ford Foundation.