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410 C Alumni Building

Area of Interest:

Medical and Cultural Anthropology; Feminist Anthropology; Anthropology of the US South; Critical Medical Anthropology; Anthropology and Public Health; Breastfeeding and Lactation; Race, Class, and Gender


Entered the program in 2008.

Bachelors of Science in Anthropology, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 2008.

Masters of Arts in Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2011

Research & Activities:

My research examines the intersections of race, class, and gender in the Deep South through the lens of breastfeeding. Specifically, I research why and how women choose (or choose not) to breastfeed. I am particularly interested in how the lived reality of breastfeeding women’s lives intersects with our current political, economic, and cultural system that does not support the lactating body. Further, my research seeks to understand how public health discourses and the legacy of slavery and racism in the South shape a breastfeeding woman’s decisions and practices.