Maura Anne McGrath

  • PhD Student- Cultural

Maura McGrath is a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include affective labor, feminist geography, and urban nightlife economies. Her current research focuses on the embodied experiences of and intimate sociality within sunakku, an oft-narrativized subset of Japanese bars. She asks how expectations and performances of gender transform through inter- and intragenerational interaction, and how affective experiences within non-institutional spaces influence women’s navigation of a gendered social economy. 


MA, University of Chicago, 2022

BA, Harvard College, 2015