Office Hours:
Mon/Wed 3-4:30

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Inequality at the intersection of race, gender and class affects relationships and health and well-being in structurally vulnerable communities of African descent.
  • Critical Medical Anthropology
  • Global Health
  • Race, Racism and Social Inequality
  • Anthropology of Love, Marriage, Divorce and Kinship
 

Melanie A. Medeiros

Assistant Professor

of Anthropology

Bailey 106
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-6269
medeiros@geneseo.edu

medeiros

  • Melanie A. Medeiros  has been a member of the faculty since 2014.
Faculty Information

Education

  • M.A., Ph.D, University of Arizona
  • BA, American University

Research Interests

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.
  • Critical Medical Anthropology
  • Global Health
  • Race, Racism and Social Inequality
  • Anthropology of Love, Marriage, Divorce and Kinship
  • Publications and Professional Activities

    • In Progress. M.A. Medeiros. Divorce and Distress: A Case Study From Rural Northeast Brazil.
    • 2014, M.A. Medeiros. 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. M. Nichter, M.A. Medeiros. Critical Anthropology for Global Health: What Can It Contribute to Critical Public Health?. In Critical Health Psychology, edited by M. Murray. Palgrave Macmillan Press.
    • 2013 M. Hingle, M. Nichter, M.A. Medeiros, S. Grace. Texting for Health: The Use of Participatory Methods to Develop Healthy Lifestyle Messages for Teens. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 45(1): 12-19.
    • 2013 M.A. Medeiros. Review of Gender Equity in Health: Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action, Gita Sen and Piroska Östlin, eds. Arizona Anthropologist 23:37-43.
    Spring 2016 Classes

    ANTH 302:
    Medical Anthropology

      This course will explore some of the dimensions of disease and illness and will consider how they are recognized and handled in different cultures. The topics in the course include witchcraft, sorcery
      and curing; the curer-patient relationship; social epidemiology; and cross-cultural psychiatry. Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101 or permission of instructor. Not offeredt on a regular basis
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    ANTH 421:
    Contemporary Theory in Anth

      An intensive investigation of the development of method and theory in Anthropology. The course is designed to enable students to critique contemporary readings (post-1950) in anthropological theory, r
      eview in depth commentary on these materials, and summarize central concepts that are current in the field of Anthropology. Prerequisites: (ANTH 208 or ANTH 229) and senior standing. Offered every spring.
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