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Lecturer in Medical Anthropology, University of Kent

I am a lecturer in medical anthropology and ethnobotany in the School of Anthropology and Conservation at the University of Kent. My research focuses on the use of medicinal plants and other complementary and alternative medicines among migrants. I have worked with Mexican immigrants in the United States and with Jamaican migrants in the United Kingdom. My first book, "Living Well in Los Duplex: Critical Reflections on Migration, Medicalization and Health Sovereignty" was recently published by Carolina University Press. I am also interested in the Rastafari movement in the UK and the ways that spirituality is embodied. I teach modules in Medical Anthropology, Medicinal Plants and the Anthropology of Eating.


  • 2005–present
    Lecturer, University of Kent


  • 2004 
    University of Georgia, PhD. Ecological Anthropology
  • 1995 
    Hampshire College, BA Medical Anthropology


  • 2017
    Living Well in Los Duplex: Critical Reflections on Medicalization, Migration and Health Sovereignty, Carolina Academic Press

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Social Anthropology