Jocelyn Bell

Graduate Student



Office Location

Heroy Hall 429

BS Anthropology, Texas State University
LLM Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham

Jocelyn Bell is a PhD candidate in Medical Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. She graduated from Texas State University and the Honor's College with a BS in Anthropology. During her undergraduate degree, she focused on biological anthropology and human trafficking. Her undergraduate dissertation focused on the Modern Slavery Act of 2015 and its unsuccessful implementation.

Additionally, she holds a LLM in Human Rights Law from the University of Nottingham. She successfully completed a studentship with the World Health Organization (WHO) at the Human Rights Law Centre. Her master's dissertation explored the realization of the right to health for Indigenous women. Through this topic, she analyzed the rights laid out by the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and Canada's realization of those rights for Indigenous women.

Jocelyn plans on continuing her work on the realization of the right to health for Indigenous women in North America under Dr. Smith-Morris. She plans to place special emphasis on the role environmental degradation plays in their overall health and quality of life.

Entered program in 2021

Region of Study:
North America



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