Carolyn Mason

Graduate Student



Office: Heroy Hall 428B
Email: ctmason[@]


BA Anthropology, George Mason University

Carolyn Mason is a PhD candidate in the Medical Anthropology program at Southern Methodist University. She graduated with honors from George Mason University in Virginia, with a BA in Anthropology and minor in Spanish. During her time at George Mason, she received a grant from the Undergraduate Research Fellows Program to produce a podcast called Bigger Fish to Fry, which discusses the food history of enslaved people and how that food tradition affected the health and diet of both enslaved people in the past and their descendants today.

Carolyn is a recipient of the Mustang Fellowship, which will allow her to focus not only on pushing for equity and transparency at all levels of academia, but also focusing on her own research into the role of food and other traditional treatments as they are juxtaposed with the medicines originating from the biomedical systems. Her ultimate goal is to do research that highlights and promotes the voices of those who have not had the opportunity to tell their own stories.

Entered program in 2021

Region of Study:
United States, US-Mexico Border