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Kansas City, MO
I am a cultural anthropologist with a specialty in medical anthropology. I have spent the last 15 years investigating cultural responses to disability issues. With the exception of my dissertation research, all of my work has been participatory/collaborative. I have worked extensively in Mexico (primarily Oaxaca), Native North America, and the U.S. as a whole. Currently, I am a research associate at the Institute for Human Development at the University of Missouri Kansas City. In the past few years I have become very interested in communities of practice and the promise they hold for enabling real dialog between the various stakeholders in the disability (and now anthropological) world.
Area(s) of Training
applied anthropology, cultural anthropology, ethnography, medical anthropology
Area(s) of Expertise
Disability Studies, Mexico, Indigenous Oaxaca, Latin America, Communities of Practice, Social Personhood, Social Capital
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment