Dr. Melanie A. Medeiros is an assistant professor of Anthrpology. Dr. Medeiros’s research explores intimate relationships in rural Northeast Brazil to examine how inequality at the intersection of race, gender and class affects relationships and health and well-being in structurally vulnerable communities of African descent. Her publications and professional activities include, but are not limited to, Review of Gender Equity in Health: Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action, Gita Sen and Piroska Östlin, eds. Arizona Anthropologist 23:37-43. (2013), The Other End of the Bargain: the Socioeconomics of Gender Relations and Marital Dissolution in Rural Northeast Brazil. Transforming Anthropology 22(1): 105-120. (2014), and her current work, Divorce and Distress: A Case Study From Rural Northeast Brazil.
M.A., Ph.D, University of Arizona
BA, American University
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