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Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Sera L. Young
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Northwestern University

Sera L. Young is an assistant professor of anthropology and the program in global health studies at Northwestern University, where she is also a faculty fellow at the Institute for Policy Research. Dr. Young is a nutritional anthropologist who explores how people in areas of resource scarcity, such as sub-Saharan Africa, preserve their health and that of their families. She currently is leading an effort to develop a global scale to measure water insecurity. Dr. Young has received numerous awards for her work, including the Margaret Mead Award for her book Craving Earth.

A New Way to Think About Water: Household Water Insecurity