SMU Faculty Experts

Nia Parson

Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Anthropologist Nia Parson, Ph.D., can discuss interpersonal and collective forms of violence, and mental and physical health and how they relate to gender.

An assistant professor in SMU’s Department of Anthropology, Parson is an expert in gender violence, including intimate partner violence, in Chile and among Spanish-speaking women immigrants in the United States. Her expertise includes mental health effects of intimate partner violence, and how women navigate cultural and institutional power and its effect on their health.

Nia Parson in the News


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