Anthea’s research focuses on topics relating to ethnicity and land transformation in Myanmar. Her investigation will look at the Intha, a water dwelling population occupying the country’s famous Inle Lake, and their practices of floating agriculture. Particular attention will be paid to the life of the tomato - the main cash crop grown through this agricultural technique - as a way of exploring the social, economic and environmental dimensions of ethnicity in contemporary Myanmar.
Before commencing her PhD, Anthea received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Toronto, majoring in Contemporary Asian Studies and History. Her wider research interests include environmental change, land use, everyday forms of resistance, anarchy, and labour struggle.