Participant Info

First Name
Jonna
Last Name
Yarrington
Affiliation
University of Virginia
Website URL
https://jonnayarrington.weebly.com/
Keywords
French Caribbean; Colonialism; France; USA; Chesapeake Bay; Environmental History
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About Me

I am an historical anthropologist, sociocultural (and applied) anthropologist, and linguistic anthropologist.

I specialize in human stratification, drawing upon mixed methods that include archival research, oral-historical field research, ethnographic research, mixed methods, and discourse analysis.

My field sites have included: France (northern, 19th century), French Guiana, Haiti, and Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay (USA)

Recent Publications

“Eroding Island, Expiring Blood: The End of Kin in the Anthropocene.” Article manuscript resubmitted [2022] to American Ethnologist.

2020  A Time To Every Purpose: Kinship, Privilege, and Succession on a Disappearing Island. Doctoral Dissertation in Anthropology, University of Arizona.

2018   “Producing the Periphery.” In Locating Guyane, eds. Catriona MacLeod and Sarah Wood, pp. 91-104. Liverpool University Press.

2018   “Sucre Indigène and Sucre Colonial: Reconsidering the Splitting of the French National Sugar Market, 1800-1860.” Economic Anthropology 5(1): 20-31.

2014    “Droits and Frontières: Sugar and the Edge of France, 1800-1860.” Unpublished Master’s Thesis in Anthropology, University of Arizona.

2014   “Messages from my Father-in-Law: Indexing Membership and Proximity in Long-Distance Voicemails.” Language & Communication 39:24-33.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
France; USA; French Guiana; Haiti
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, Caribbean, France, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Family, Labor, Local & Regional, Race, Science, Slavery