Anthropology of Immigrant Health

GMS MA 624

This course will examine key areas in the study of immigrant and migrant health, drawing on concepts, methods, and theories developed by medical anthropology. We will explore intersections between health care and immigration policy, access to services, practiced characterized as "cultural competency," the contests and collaborations within medical pluralism, segmented acculturation, and the politics of "illegal status" as a form of social regulation. We will also employ ethnographic analyses of those processes that exacerbate the structural vulnerability of immigrants (whether undocumented or not) to ill-health, and discuss case examples of advocacy- and community-based initiatives that have improved immigrants' access to social services and their overall well-being in their social and health landscapes. 3 cr, Fall sem Th 3:30-6:15, Charles River Campus.

SPRG 2024 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Laird WED 208 R 3:30 pm-6:15 pm Wed 208 or

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