Areas of Interest/Research
I am a medical anthropologist with research interests that coalesce around maternal death in healthcare facilities. This has come to include scholarly interests in obstetric violence, gendered dynamics in the nursing profession and care provision in biomedical settings, health system financing in ethnographic perspective, and stillbirth and accountability. Other interests include hospital ethnography, theories of care, gendered forms of caring, ethics, bureaucracy and documents, respectful maternity care, and notions of risk for both pregnant women and their healthcare providers.
My interests in hospital ethnography also include efforts to generate dialogue around best practices in the conduct of hospital ethnography in diverse settings, particularly in regards to ethical and methodological issues. Together with students I am creating an online resource for developing these best practices. Follow our work here.
Are you an undergrad interested in getting involved in research in medical anthropology? Send me an email to ask about Medical Anthropology Lab, a one credit experience for getting involved in research and connecting with your peers, coming soon!
Office: 441 Grinter Hall
Department of Anthropology
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117305
Gainesville, FL 32611-7305