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Aminata Maraesa

Aminata Maraesa

Email: amaraesa@fordham.edu

Office: Lowenstein 916B
Phone: 212-636-6390
Fax: 212-7153

Education

PhD in Anthropology, New York University
Medical Anthropologist with Regional Specializaton in Belize (Caribbean/ Latin America)

Research Interests

Medical Anthropology; Reproduction; Gender and Sexuality; Anthropology of Mothering; Latin America and the Caribbean; Media; Visual Anthropology; Feminist Anthropology; Transnational Processes; Social Justice; Development.

Publications

2012 Fordyce, Lauren and Amínata Maraesa, eds. Risk, Reproduction, and Narratives of Experience. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press. 
2014 Maraesa, Amínata. “In a Good Position: Avoiding the Risk of Fetal Malpresentation.” Belize Archaeology and Anthropology Symposium Publication. Belmopan, Belize.
2014 Maraesa, Amínata and Lauren Fordyce, eds. Special issue of Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. 33(5)
2012  Maraesa, Amínata. “A Competition over Reproductive Authority: Prenatal Risk Assessment in Southern Belize.” In Risk, Reproduction, and Narratives of Experience. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
2012 Maraesa, Amínata.  “The Local, The Global, the NGO-ization of Birth in Southern Belize” In Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health. Ruth White, ed.  Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
2011  Maraesa, Amínata. “Saving Face, Losing Life: Obeah Pregnancy and Reproductive Impropriety in Southern Belize.” Culture, Health and Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care 14(sup1):S95-S108.

Documentary Film

2003  Maraesa, Amínata.  Woman to Woman: Doula Assisted Childbirth.  Documentary Education Resources.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; The Politics of Reproduction; Visual Anthropology (Anthropology of Media); Male and Female in Society (Gender); Health, Medicine, and Curing; Mothering and Motherhood; Health, Healing, and Social Justice