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Meredith Alberta Palmer

Education:

B.S., Development Sociology, Cornell University; M.P.H., Public Health, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

Land, Family, Body: Measurement and the Racial Politics of US Colonialism in Haudenosaunee Country

Thesis Advisor:

Jake Kosek, Professor of Geography, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

My project explores notions of consent and refusal in the biomedical context from and Indigenous feminist and Haudenosaunee perspective, and will construct a critical understanding of the historic conditions of possibility that have given rise to Indigenous data sovereignty initiatives.

Mentor:

Mishuana Goeman, Professor of Gender Studies and American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Current Position:

President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

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