Office Hours:
Thur 10-1

 

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
  • 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.
    Fall 2015 Classes

    ANTH 100:
    S/M/Intr Cultural Anthropology

      This course has two broad aims. One is to introduce students to the field of cultural anthropology by paying close attention to what anthropologists do and how they do it. The other is to explore so
      me of the ways in which people organize their lives and construct systems of meaning -- from kin relations and gender roles to economic systems and marriage patterns, religion and healing. In the process, we will be challenged to think about the value of cultural diversity in an increasingly interconnected world and to see ourselves from others' point of view.
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    ANTH 226:
    M/Native Voices:Mesoamer&Andes

      This course takes an anthropological approach to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. It explores the people and culture of the region pre-contact with Europeans, examines conquest and coloni
      alism, and takes an in-depth ethnographic approach to study contemporary regional themes and issues, such as: popular culture, food and culture, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, human rights, social movements, globalization, tourism, the environment, multiculturalism, indigenous politics, urbanization, religion, and health and coping with illness. Offered fall, odd years
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    ANTH 282:
    Research Methods in Anthro