I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, which is the soggiest city in America. In 2003, I received my BA in anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle (second soggiest). I took several years off to work and attempt to apply my academic understanding of reality to the "real world". After developing a bad case of cynicism, I got awfully tired of that and decided to come back to school. Various events conspired to plant me here in Alabama and thankfully there is a university here with a marvelous anthropology department!
My main areas of academic interest are health disparities, mental health, stigma, religion, and the ways religious values influence how people think about health. Other topics of interest are identity, the construction of social categories (such as "race", ethnicity, class, and gender), social inequality, cognitive science, and mixed qualitative and quantitative research methods. Under the guidance of my adviser, Dr. Kathy Oths, I am currently working on my thesis, which looks at how religious orientation affects how African-American women seek treatment for mental problems.
I have been an Intro to Anthropology (ANT 100) teaching assistant for Dr. Jim Bindon, and also for Cameron Lacquement and Sarah Szurek. I have found teaching to be one of the most fun and rewarding parts of grad school.
Some of my personal interests are travel (especially in the Southwestern U.S.), music (if it's too loud, turn it down), cooking, reading (as if I don't read enough!), and discovering new things.
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