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Megan Hinrichsen

Academic Biography:
I'm an anthropologist working at the intersection of cultural and biological anthropology. My research has focused on the impacts that social and economic life have on health, nutrition, and overall wellbeing in Latin America and the United States. I'm an applied anthropologist so I conduct research in order to understand and work towards solutions for problems like food insecurity, childhood malnutrition, and poverty.

Research Interests:
health and nutrition, food security, globalization and international development, microfinance

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:
2011-2015 - All Ways Are Roads: Everyday Survival and Microentrepreneurship among Men and Women at the Bottom of the Socioeconomic Pyramid in Urban Ecuador

2010 - Men, Women, and Merchants in the Bolivian Amazon: Gendered Differences in Patterns of Expenditure and Credit/Debt in a Tsimane' Village

2008 - Labor Migration and Household Coping Strategies in Guanajuato, Mexico

2007 - Traditional Andean Nutritional Knowledge and Biodiversity in Ancash, Peru

Courses Taught:
ANTH 103 Introduction to Anthropology
INTG 203 Global Perspectives: Food
ANTH 220 Anthropology of Food
ANTH 271 Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 270 Medical Anthropology
SOAN 290 Academic Travel Courses
GFSS 101 Introduction to Global Food Security

Ph.D. Anthropology, Southern Methodist University 2015
M.A. Anthropology, Southern Methodist University 2010
B.A. Applied Anthropology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2008
Undergraduate Minors: Sociology / Human Services and Psychology

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 2 Wallace Hall