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.
Spring 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.
Read more.

ANTH 313:
Global Health Issues

    This course examines the effects of globalization on the health of people around the globe and relates disparities in the spread of preventable diseases and access to basic health services to the grow
    ing inequality between rich and poor nations. Some of the issues explored include the repercussions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; the emergence and impact of new illnesses; the feminization of poverty and its impact on the health of children; and the effects of political repression and violence. The theoretical perspective used to analyze these issues draws on the work of applied and public anthropologists as well as the literature on globalization, public health, race, ethnic and gender politics. Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101. Offered every spring
Read more.