Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Veronica Miranda is a medical anthropologist with research interests in reproductive health, indigenous knowledge, the political economy of health, and the politics of representation. Her long-term research analyzes the ways Yucatec Maya women, midwives, and state health care workers participate in the production of childbirth and maternal health practices in a historically marginalized, rural, and indigenous community in Quintana Roo, MX. This research explores the dynamic ways in which indigenous communities are reproduced over time through moments of engagement and contestation with the Mexican state. Dr. Miranda’s research interests extended beyond the Yucatan, where she has worked and published on various public health projects in the United States and Mexico. Her most recent research explores the multigenerational experiences of young motherhood and reproductive health among Native Hawaiian women on Kauai, HI. She holds a PhD in Anthropology and graduate certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Kentucky, a master degree in Education from Chaminade University, and a master degree in Applied Anthropology from San Diego State University. She has received fellowships from Fulbright-COMEXUS and the US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Program.