Arianne Gaetano

Arianne Gaetano Assistant Professor
7030 Haley Center
(334) 844-2854

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm & by appointment
  • Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm & by appointment

Arianne M. Gaetano is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and a Faculty Affiliate of the Women's Studies Program. She is also a Co-Director of Auburn Abroad in China and contributor to the Asian Studies Minor curriculum. Among the courses regularly taught by Dr. Gaetano are the Anthropology of Gender; Culture, Marriage and Family; and Peoples and Cultures of Asia.

Dr. Gaetano is a Cultural Anthropologist who holds a PhD in Anthropology and Certificate in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on contemporary Chinese culture and society, and she has spent several years studying language and conducting ethnographic fieldwork in China. Currently she is finalizing a book manuscript, New Directions, New Destinies: Rural Migrant Women Remaking Gender in Contemporary China, about the experiences and consequences of internal migration on rural Chinese women and their families. In addition, she is undertaking new research on marriage trends in urban China.

Dr. Gaetano has published in International Migration; Gender, Place, and Culture; and Visual Anthropology Review. She contributed chapters to Martin K. Whyte, ed., One Country, Two Societies? Rural-Urban Inequality in Contemporary China as well as to On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China, which she also co-edited (with Tamara Jacka).

Last Updated: August 30, 2012