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Email:    matthewalbrecht@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.D. P. Master’s in Development Practice (School of Geography), University of Arizona, 2015
  • B.A. Political Science, Montana State University, 2011

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Chris McCarty

Dr. Jeff Johnson


Research Interests

My research focuses on the impacts of climate change on human health, specifically how humans and social systems are responding to increased levels of sargassum in the coastal areas of Belize. My work aims to contribute to well-informed decision making at local and global levels.


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Elizabeth Eddy Fellowship, 2019
  • Grinter Fellowship, 2018-2021
  • Graduate Funding Award, 2018-2022
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Graduate Student
Email:    s.sil@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, 2019
  • B.A. Sociology, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India, 2017

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Adrienne Strong


Research Interests

Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Childhood


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Graduate Student
Email:    @ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • B.A., Anthropology and Linguistics and Human Behavior, University of Mary Washington

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Adrienne Strong


Research Interests

Uncertainty, diagnostics, models in medicine and the sciences


Selected Publications

Henderson, R. & Bardosh, K.L. (Forthcoming) Counting Zika: Insidious Uncertainties and the Fuzziness of Epidemic Facts. in Bardosh (Ed.), Zika Frontiers: Social Change and Governance in the Age of Mosquito Pandemics. Routledge Medical Anthropology and Health Series. Manuscript in Preparation.

Henderson, R. McLean, K. When The Patient Comes Third. In D. Schwartz, J. Anoko & S. Abramowitz (Eds.), Pregnant in the Time of Ebola. Women and Their Children in the 2013-2015 West African Epidemic. Springer Press.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • TL-1 Training Grant
  • ASTMH Ben Keane Fellow (2018)
  • UFlorida RAD Grant (2019)

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email:   macarenamoraga@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2016
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of North Florida, 2013

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Kernaghan 


Research Interests

Social Memory, Political and Legal Anthropology, Dictatorship Violence in Latin America, Human Rights, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of the Media

Macarena Moraga’s research explores the ramifications of past violence in the present. Her Master’s thesis involved the study of the construction of social memory of the dictatorships that occurred in Chile (1973-1990) and Brazil (1964-1985) via fictionalized TV shows and among viewers who belonged to the post-dictatorship generation. Currently she is exploring the current legal and social efforts to bring accountability to medical and military personnel who collaborated in interrogation sessions in military hospitals in Rio de Janeiro during the Brazilian dictatorship.


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 Awards

  • Charles Woods Thesis Award for Best Master’s Thesis. Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, 2016
  • Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS), Edward H. Moseley Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, March 12-15, 2015
  • Outstanding Anthropology Graduate, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, University of North Florida, April 2014
  • University of North Florida, Latin Honors: Summa Cum Laude (every semester), 2011-2013
  • President’s Honor Roll, University of North Florida, for outstanding academic performance, having achieved a 4.0 GPA (every semester), 2011-2013
  • Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation at the Fourth Annual Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Student Symposium at the University of North Florida, April 12  2013

Graduate School Fellowships

  • Graduate School Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2017-2021
  •  Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, University of Florida, 2015-2016
  • Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), For advanced study of Brazilian Portuguese in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June-August 2015
  • Academic Year Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Spring 2015
  • Graduate Assistantship, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida , 2014

Research Grants 

  • University of Florida, Latin American Studies Field Research Grant, 2015 

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email:    sarah.meyers@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.S., Environmental Studies Peace Corps Masters International, College of Charleston, 2016
  • B.S., Environmental and Natural Resources, Environmental Science and Economic Policy, Clemson University, 2010

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Adrienne Strong


Research Interests

Applied and medical anthropology, West Africa, Ghana, herbal medicine use, international development, malaria interventions and their acceptability, public health policy, knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) research surrounding malaria, adoption and diffusion of innovations, and social network analysis.

Currently, I am interested in knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) research surrounding the perceived causes, diagnostics, treatments and symptoms of malaria in West Africa, especially among herbalists. I am also interested in the evaluation of malaria interventions and those which integrate traditional medicine and Western biomedical knowledge and practices, particularly those focusing on Artemisia annua and afra for malaria


Selected Publications

Cabang, A. B., De Mukhopadhyay, K., Meyers, S., Morris, J., Zimba, P. V., & Wargovich, M. J. (2017). Therapeutic effects of the euglenoid ichthyotoxin, euglenophycin, in colon cancer. Oncotarget, 8(61), 104347

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • University of Florida Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (FLAS), 2017-2018
  • University of Florida Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow (FLAS), 2018-2019
  • Center for African Studies pre-dissertation summer travel award, 2018
  • Doughty Research Award, 2018
  • Center for African Studies travel award 2018-2019

Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Emerging Pathogens

Office: Emerging Pathogens Institute, Bioinformatics Wing, Room 120

Email: kevinbardosh@ufl.edu

Website:  Research Gate

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 Education

  • Ph.D. African Studies/Centre of Infectious Disease, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • M.S. International Development, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • B.A. Philosophy and History, University of British Columbia, Canada

Research Interests

Medical anthropology, infectious disease, global health, pandemics and emerging diseases, community-based and participatory approaches, development studies, implementation science, science and technology studies, environmental anthropology, development anthropology, agrarian studies, livestock systems, behavioral science, epidemiology, et al.


Personal Statement

Kevin Bardosh (PhD, Edinburgh) is Research Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Emerging Pathogens at the University of Florida. His work is grounded in a biosocial approach to health problems, with a particular interest in human-animal-ecosystem relations, science and technology, governance and citizen engagement. Kevin has conducted formative and operational research in a dozen countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas, working in collaboration with scientists, civil society and Ministries of Health and Agriculture. A major goal of his work is to use social science knowledge – ethnography, qualitative research and survey data – to improve health policy and practice. Kevin currently has funding from the Gates Foundation to develop a community-based mosquito control initiative in northern Haiti – Polisy Kont Moustik – to assist with the elimination of lymphatic filariasis and malaria, and the control of Zika and other arboviruses. He also holds a Society and Ethics Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust (2016-2020) to explore the biopolitics of pandemic preparedness, including a focus on the current Global Zika Response in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Honors

 


Selected Publications

Bardosh K (ed) (2016) One Health: Science, Politics and Zoonotic Disease in Africa. Routledge: London. Pp. 239.

Bardosh K, El Berbri I, Ducrotoy M, Bouslikhane M, Ouafaa F, Welburn S (2016) Zoonotic Encounters at the Slaughterhouse: Pathways and Possibilities for the Control of Cystic Echinococcosis in Northern Morocco. Journal of Biosocial Sciences, 48: 92-115.

Bardosh K. (2015) Achieving “Total Sanitation” in Rural African Geographies: Poverty, Participation and Pit Latrines in Eastern Zambia. Geoforum 66:53-63.

Bardosh K. (2015) Deadly Flies, Poor Profits and Veterinary Pharmaceuticals: Sustaining the Control of Sleeping Sickness in Uganda. Medical Anthropology 34(4): 338-352.

Bardosh K (2014) Global Aspirations, Local Realities: The Role of Social Science Research in Controlling Neglected Tropical Diseases. Infectious Diseases of Poverty 3:35.

Bardosh K, Sambo M, Sikana L, Hampson K, Welburn SC (2014) Eliminating Rabies in Tanzania? Local Understandings and Responses to Mass Dog Vaccination in Kilombero and Ulanga Districts. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8(6): e2935.

Bardosh K, Inthavong P, Veunghang S, Okello A (2014) Controlling Parasites, Understanding Practices: The Biosocial Complexity of a One Health Intervention for Neglected Zoonotic Helminths in Northern Lao PDR. Social Science and Medicine 120:215-223.

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: yakdas@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A.,
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Gravlee


Research Interests

Medical Anthropology, Social Inequalities in Health, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Political Economy, Epidemiology


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: csalazar@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2014
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Collings


Research Interests

Medical Anthropology, Public Health, Cultural Constructs of Aging, Latin America, North America


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: dalidingeo@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2018
  • M.A., Ethics and Political Philosophy
  • B.A.,  Philosophy

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology

Medical Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Gravlee


Research Interests

Race and Racism, Food security, Food sovereignty, Community-based participatory research, Social Network Analysis, Adolescents


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Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: megandcogburn@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2016
  • B.A., Anthropology, Wheaton College, 2010

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Dr. Marit Ostebo


Research Interests

Africa/East Africa/Tanzania, Medical Anthropology and STS, Anthropology of Development, Critical Global Health Studies, Maternity & Birth, Care, Health Governance, Gender and Feminist Studies


Selected Publications

Østebø, M.T., M. Cogburn, & A.S. Mandani; The silencing of political context in health research in Ethiopia: why it should be a concern, Health Policy and Planning, Volume 33, Issue 2, 1 March 2018, Pages 258–270, https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czx150

Cogburn, M., A., Strong, & S. Wood, “Choiceless Choice: Homebirth, Hospital Birth, and Birth Registration in Tanzania” in Birth in 8 Cultures. Eds. R. David-Floyd & M. Cheyney, Waveland Press, 2019.

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award, Tanzania, May to December 2019
  • University of Florida International Center Research Abroad for Doctoral Students Award, Tanzania, May to December 2019
  • University of Washington, Harvard, and Results for Development Transparency for Development Fellowship, Tanzania, January to August 2016