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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, nutrition, food security, child labor, globalization and international development, microfinance, wellbeing

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:

2017. Hinrichsen, Megan B. Encountering Work: Informality, Child Labor, and Malnutrition in Urban Ecuador. Anthropology of Work Review (38(2): 79-89.

2017. Hinrichsen, Megan Bond. Little Princesses and Tiny Barons: Gender, Microfinance, and Parental Priorities in Urban Ecuador. In Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (7th Edition). London: Routledge. Pp. 611-624.

2016. Hinrichsen, Megan B. Childhood and Contradiction: Illustrations of the Ideal Childhood and Child Labor in Urban Ecuador. Neos: A Publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group 8(1): 12-13.

Courses Taught:
ANTH 103 Introduction to Anthropology
INTG 203 Global Perspectives: Food
ANTH 220 Anthropology of Food
ANTH 271 Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 370 Medical Anthropology
SOAN 290 Academic Travel Courses
GFSS 101 Introduction to Global Food Security
GFSS 401 Research in Global Food Security
ANTH 288 Environmental Anthropology

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 135 Ctr for Sci & Busi