Associate Professor, Anthropology

Office: 541-737-3506

Waldo Hall

Waldo Hall 220

2250 SW Jefferson Way

2250 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

PhD, Sociocultural Anthropology, New York University (2011)

MA, Sociocultural Anthropology, New York University (2006)

MA, Latin American Studies, Stanford University (2002)

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Affiliated with: 
Sch Lang, Culture & Soc
OSU Main Campus
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I am an anthropologist with expertise in food studies, medical anthropology, and the social study of science. For the past twenty years I have carried out ethnographic research on the fields of nutrition and public health in Guatemala, resulting in dozens of peer-reviewed publications, an edited volume, and two books. I am starting a new research project that explores cultural memory and nuclear history in South Dakota. 

I hold a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York University; a Masters in Latin American Studies from Stanford University; and undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Anthropological Sciences from Stanford University. I was raised at the edge of wilderness on an island in Alaska-- an experience that has shaped my lifelong interest in urbanization, development, and settler colonialism. Before joining the faculty at Oregon State, I spent seven years at the University of Amsterdam. 



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