I am Mst Rabeya Khatun . I am doing my Ph.D. in Biocultural medical anthropology with Dr. Holly Horan. Both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in anthropology and I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Comilla University in my home country of Bangladesh. For most of my career, I have been a medical anthropologist, analyzing how cultural and environmental factors in Bangladesh impact reproductive health, gendered forms of care, and maternal and infant health in allopathic settings. As a doctoral student, I am interested in investigating the mode of birth and the shifting political economy in Bangladesh. My recent research has focused on maternal and infant health in Bangladesh and I intend to continue these studies throughout my doctoral education.