Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Geographic focus: Mexico
Thematic interests: Globalization; reproductive health; women's health; ethnobotany; formal and informal health systems.
Current research: How marginal peoples around the world respond to the impact that globalization has on their health needs and local knowledge by looking at how the least powerful members of a community, i.e. women, are responding to this globalization.
Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico (Vanderbilt University Press, 2013)
“Bodies of Risk: Constructing Motherhood in a Mexican Public Hospital,” Social Science and Medicine 75, 12 (2012)
“An Analysis of Two Indigenous Reproductive Health Illnesses in a Nahua Community in Veracruz, Mexico,” Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8:33. DOI: 10.1186/1746-4269-8-33
“Unintended Consequences: Exploring the Tensions between Development Programs and Indigenous Women in Mexico in the Context of Reproductive Health,” Social Science and Medicine 68 (2009)