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S. Chava Contreras

Education:

B.A., Native American Studies, University of California, Berkeley; M.A., World Cultures and History, University of California, Merced; M.A., Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., Cultural/Medical Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Dissertation:

The Blood of Christ and the Coming of the Chemical People: Environmental Epigenetic Warfare in the Wixaritari Territory

Thesis Advisor:

Nancy Chen, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Topic:

Medical Anthropology: local conceptions of sickness and healing dealing with bodies and landscapes’ care and governance and the environmental epigenetic implications of chemical toxicity

Mentor:

Charles Briggs, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

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