Graduate Students

Anthropology

Kerri Brown

Graduate Student

Heroy Hall 428B

I received my BA in anthropology and psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. My research focuses on the increasing biomedicalization of medicinal plant knowledge, use, and cultivation in Brazil. I explore the political economic context of various regimes of knowledge, especially those adopted by national and international actors such as the World Health Organization, the Brazilian government, and pharmaceutical companies. Particularly, I'm interested in how these changing knowledges affect issues of citizenship and space/place at the local level.

Year Entered Program: 2012

Region of Study:

Brazil, Latin America

Awards:

2014 - SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship
2013 - Maguire Public Service Fellowship