Hannah Borenstein is a Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. Her academic research is about women runners in Ethiopia navigating a transnational athletics economy. Outside of academia, she writes primarily about the intersections of sports, race, gender, and labor politics. She speaks Amharic, can juggle, and loves to run.
Discussed in this episode:
–COVID experience in different countries
–Post-colonial feminist critique
–Power dynamics that elite Ethiopian distance-runners might face when dealing with male coaches, training partners, etc.
–Considerations involved in being a white woman from the US doing research in Ethiopia