Dr Julie A ReyesAnthropology
Central Classroom 106 Room T
Personal Biography Statement
I am a sociocultural anthropologist, and teach the core course ANT 1310: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; as well as upper-division courses including ANT 3350: Vanishing Peoples and Cultures; ANT 3391: History of Anthropological Theory; ANT 3480: Cultural Diversity in Illness and Health; ANT 3251:Ethnographic Field Methods; ANT 390Z: Structural Violence, Poverty and Human Rights; ANT 390Q: Health and Global Inequities; and ANT/WST290D: The Global Economy and Gender Roles. My interests in global human rights issues and professional research ethics have allowed the program to expand its offerings in these important areas. I have conducted ethnographic research on social movements in Central America, particularly on the impact of local women's movements on domestic violence legislation in Nicaragua. I took students to Nicaragua in summer of 2011 as a study abroad experience. In the area of research ethics, I have conducted extensive research on the social reproduction of a culture of ethics at a major North American research university. Additionally, I have extensive experience on the IRB at both Michigan State University and Northwestern University. I worked in West Africa focusing on informed consent issues in clinical research and led a democracy and education initiative providing educational and mentoring opportunities to girls who were physically challenged, orphaned, or socially marginalized. I taught an anthropology course in Ethiopia in Summer 2012 for 8 weeks with 15 students from Metro. I currently serve on the AAA Committee on Human Rights, as well as other numerous departmental committees. I am the faculty advisor for the new Social Justice student organization.
Ph.D., Anthropology, 2001. Michigan State University.
Structural violence; human rights; social movements; liberation theology; gender; economic development and poverty.
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