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Lynn Kwiatkowski, PhD 

Associate Professor 

Research Interests:
  • International Health and Development
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Political Violence
  • Hunger
  • Gender
  • Southeast Asia
  • Courses Taught:
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Women, Health, and Culture
  • Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality
    Current Research Projects:

    Her current research in Vietnam and among Vietnamese Americans focuses on understanding historical and contemporary cultural interpretations of wife battering, its emotional and physical health consequences, and the cultural and social forces that influence this form of violence in local communities. Her research also involves analyzing responses to the violence at a number of different levels, including individual, family, state, and international.

    Kwiatkowski has also conducted research in the Philippines, which examined ways that hunger is influenced by gender inequality, international women in development programs, international and local health programs, religious proselytization, political violence, and the state.

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA, Anthropology
  • University of California, Berkeley, PhD, Anthropology
  • Colorado School of Public Health

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