Adams, an assistant professor of Anthropology at Indiana University of
Pennsylvania (IUP), has joined MARTI as a research associate. Prior to IUP, she
taught in the department of anthropology at the College of Wooster in Ohio. She
received her doctoral degree in anthropology (with distinction) in 2009 from
the University of New Mexico, in addition to her master’s degree in
anthropology and bachelor degrees in sociology and anthropology. Dr. Adams
conducted her research for her dissertation titled, Choice Ideology and the Parameters of its Practice: Alternative
Abortion Narratives in New Mexico in New Mexico and is continuing field
research on Women of the West Mesa Murders in Albuquerque.
research interests and specializations include political conflict and human
rights, medical anthropology, global health, public anthropology, identity
politics, urbanization and transnationalism, borderlands, feminist
anthropology, human sexuality, reproductive health and technologies, personhood
in cross-cultural perspective, and ethics in scientific advancements.
professor in anthropology, Dr. Adams teaches courses in medical anthropology,
anthropology of gender, anthropology of human rights, anthropology of food,
cultural anthropology, contemporary anthropology, and Latin America. At MARTI,
she will pursue research on environmental and community health. Her immediate
plans are to develop a grant proposal for the Environmental Justice Program of
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).