Kelsey Hanrahan


Contact Info

CLA 2351


2015 Ph.D., Geography
University of Kentucky
Dissertation: Living Care-fully: Labor, Love and Suffering and the Geographies of Intergenerational Care in Northern Ghana 

2007 M.A., Anthropology (Concentration Archaeology)
University of South Carolina
Thesis Title: Becoming a Wife: An Ethnoarchaeological Look at Food Processing and Kitchenspace in Northern Ghana

2007 Graduate Certificate, Women’s Studies
University of South Carolina

2005 B.Sc., Archaeology (Concentration Physical Anthropology), with Distinction
University of Calgary

Areas of Expertise

Development and Livelihoods
Gender and Ageing
Families and Intergenerational Relationships
Feminist Geographies
Geographies of Care
Sub-Saharan Africa
Qualitative Methodologies

Selected Publications

2017: "To hold and be held: Engaging with suffering at end of life through a consideration of personal writing," in Donovan, C. and P. Moss (eds), Writing Intimacy into Feminist Geography. Routledge.2015: Living Care-fully: The potential for an ethics of care in livelihoods approaches. World Development 42, 381-393.

2015: ‘Mon’ (To Marry/To Cook): Negotiating becoming a wife and woman in the kitchens of a northern Ghanaian Konkomba community. Gender, Place and Culture 22(9), 1323-1339.

2014: (with Amanda Fickey) Moving Beyond Neverland: Reflecting Upon the State of the Diverse Economies Research Program and the Study of Alternative Economic Spaces. ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 13(2), 394-403.



2012: Dissertation Year Fellowship; Graduate School, University of Kentucky

2011: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant; National Science Foundation


2014: Barnhart-Withington AwardDept. of Geography, University of Kentucky

2007: Scholarly Poster: Arts, Social and Life Sciences, First Place Graduate Student Day;     University of South Carolina

2007: Harriett Hampton Faucette Award, Women’s Studies Program; University of South Carolina