Dr. Fischer's research focuses on the interactions between a people, a place, and a plant. It examines the ways in which ideas about what makes coffee good, and what makes good coffee, change across space and time. Her work takes a multi-sited approach that combines participant-observation within the specialty coffee industry and with coffee growers, particularly in the Orosi Valley of Costa Rica.
coffee, latin america, central america, costa rica, identity, work, welfare state, neoliberalism, gender, inequality
global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)