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Carina Heckert

 
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Carina Heckert
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

My areas of interest include global health, gender and sexuality, violence and health, immigration, and ethnographic research methods. Currently, I am working on a book manuscript based on my dissertation research, which focuses on the gendered nature of HIV care in Bolivia in relation to global health programs that claim to be prioritizing women. I have also conducted research on the mental health needs of Latina immigrants who are survivors of intimate partner violence; HIV risk in Dallas, TX; and ways to improve healthcare services for Burmese refugees in Dallas, TX. I am beginning a new research project in El Paso on experiences of HIV care among precariously documented immigrants. I have been a participant in the National Science Foundation ethnographic methods training program in the Bolivian Amazon and have received research funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. I have also conducted consultancy work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

KEYWORDS

  1. Bolivia
  2. Gender and Sexuality
  3. Gender Based Violence
  4. Global Health
  5. Medical Anthropology

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