Freshour received her PhD from Cornell University in 2018. Her PhD work has been committed to exploring issues related to labor and specifically its relationship with “racial capitalism.” Her doctoral thesis looked at the making of poultry workers in the US South. She has also completed research projects on the United Packinghouse Workers of America and is interested in the intersections of the state, economy and society and the international and comparative study of labor. Freshour’s teaching interests are also deeply connected to labor, ranging from the history of labor movements to that of food work and workers. She is also an activist and has been involved in several initiatives based around women, minority rights and food justice.
Research/Teaching Areas: Environment, Feminism and Feminist Theory,Food, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Research Methods, Black Geographies, American South, Black Radical Tradition, Racial Capitalism, Social Reproduction