Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas Arlington

Dr. Amy Speier is a medical anthropologist specializing in medical anthropology, with a focus on reproductive health, globalization and medical tourism. In the summer of 2014, she signed a book contract with New York University Press for her manuscript "Fertility Holidays," which is based on a multi-year ethnographic project about North Americans who travel to the Czech Republic for assisted reproductive technologies. In the book, she traces North American fertility journeys to the Czech Republic, examining the multiple motivations that compel them to travel halfway across the globe in their quest for parenthood. Dr. Speier is currently teaching Global Cultures and Medical Anthropology, and in the spring looks forward to teaching Anthropology of Tourism.

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    Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas Arlington