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First Trip to Eastern Shore for Migrant Health Research

I made the first trip out to the Eastern Shore to meet with providers who work with migrant and immigrant communities. I started with a stop in Crisfield, a city in Somerset County, Maryland. Crisfield is the southernmost incorporated city in Maryland and has a population of roughly 2,700 people. It’s famous for its seafood […]

“Advancing Health Through a Racial Lens” Talk Featured in “The Diamondback”

The panel which I was part of “Advancing Health Through a Racial Lens” with Drs. Dorothy Roberts, Mia A. Smith Bynum, and Gniesha Y. Dinwiddie was featured in the University of Maryland’s independent student newspaper, The Diamondback. Excerpt: “Social justice advocate Dorothy Roberts, along with other researchers, attempted to explain surprising statistics like that yesterday […]

Talk: Risky Individuals, Risky Communities–Culture and the Paradox of HIV/AIDS Prevention

Flying in directly from Albuquerque, I gave a talk at Brown University’s Population Studies and Training Center on Thursday, March 20, 2014. I used this opportunity to think through the under-explored and often contentious relations between public health and population health using my work with Haitians and HIV/AIDS prevention as a case study. The demographers […]

Panel: Health Equity in Anti-Immigrant Times–Impacts and Responses in Key Destinations and Critical Occupations

I participated in an engaging double panel titled, “Health Equity in Anti-Immigrant Times: Impacts and Responses in Key Destinations and Critical Occupations” sponsored by the Society for Medical Anthropology at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My talk was in the first panel on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. It was […]

Talk: Im/migrant Health during Anti-Immigrant Times–Using Ethnography to Document Experiences of Mobile Populations in the US Southeast

I gave a brown-bag talk on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland. This talk discussed using traditional and rapid ethnographic methods to document the complex relations between unauthorized migrant labor, mobility, and structural and social vulnerability, in particular, the experiences of im/migrant populations […]

Talk: Im/migrant Health during Anti-Immigrant Times – Using Ethnography to Document Experiences of Mobile Populations in the US Southeast

I gave a brown-bag talk on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland. This talk discussed using traditional and rapid ethnographic methods to document the complex relations between unauthorized migrant labor, mobility, and structural and social vulnerability, in particular, the experiences of im/migrant populations […]

Panel: Advancing Health Through A Racial Lens

I participated in an amazing panel with notable female scholars on the topic of race and health. The panel was held at the University of Maryland on Thursday, February 20, 2014 and featured Professor Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor […]

Panel: The Politics of Healthcare Access and Belonging

I was part of a really thought-provoking double panel on healthcare access and belonging at the 2013 Annual American Anthropological Association meetings in Chicago, IL on Thursday, November 21, 2014. It was organized by Ryan Levy (University at Albany) and James Shuford (SUNY Albany) and discussants included Seth Holmes (UC Berkeley) and Jennifer Burrell (University […]