Simone McDaniels

Degree Program: MA


My name is Simone McDaniels, and I am a 2020 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and a minor in psychology. For my senior Honors Capstone Project, I conducted an ethnographic study that investigated whether and how racial microaggressions impact the cardiovascular health of African Americans. I am currently a master’s student interested in investigating how experiencing racial microaggressions may impact the cardiovascular health of African American people in Alabama. I would like to utilize multiple methods of measuring bio-markers of stress while analyzing the social context of these stressors through ethnography. Pronouns: she/her/hers