Katje Armentrout

Graduate Student // SIS // American Studies

Ph.D. Candidate
M.A., Humanities, Central Michigan UniversityB.F.A., Fine Arts, Central Michigan University

Office Information

Office: HEAV G002-A
E-mail: armentro@purdue.edu


Rural Studies, Food Studies, Material Cultural Studies, Popular Cultural Studies, and Social Movements

Research interests: 

Currently, my research focuses on how and why Young Agrarians migrate to locations where they would usually not reside and what tools, symbols, and methods they use to redefine themselves. More specifically, my dissertation project brings attention to three farmers market locations in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula to highlight places where consumers and producers meet to re-envision the potential of “the farm.” Through a combination of archival research and ethnographic methods, I question how farmers markets have become a place of marginalization both for the sellers and purchasers of farm products and thusly, emphasize the messy concept of liminality as it applies to rural studies.

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