- Ph.D., Anthropology, Yale University (2017)
- M.Phil., Anthropology, Yale University (2013)
- B.A., Anthropology and English, University of Arizona (2010)
Areas of Expertise
My research lies at the intersections of medical anthropology, settler colonial/postcolonial studies, and the anthropology of care. I am currently preparing a book manuscript on state-led efforts to decolonize the Bolivian national health care system during Evo Morales’ presidency. This ethnography follows health policy from government offices to a rural municipal hospital to trace the relations that unfold in the context of these reforms. My central concern is with healing and care as tied to quotidian struggles to live a good life; I examine how patients, practitioners, and administrators engage in aspirational and ethical projects under policies that both reinscribe and transform a colonial biopolitics.
Selected Research and Publications
2018 “There is No Place Like Home: Imitation and the Politics of Recognition in Bolivian Obstetric Care.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly. DOI:10.1111/maq.12427
2015 “Street, Alice 2014. Biomedicine in an unstable place. Infrastructure and personhood in a Papua New Guinean hospital. Durham, NC: PB - Duke University Press. 304 pp. Pb.: US$19.58. ISBN-13: 978-0822357780.” Social Anthropology 23(3): 403-404.
Work in Progress
n.d. Medicine, Decolonization, and the Ethics of Care in Bolivia. Book manuscript.
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (2014)
Introduction to Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Culture and Politics in Latin America
Core 3: Embodying Illness
Science, Medicine, and Colonialism