Samantha L. Grace

About Samantha L. Grace

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My Master's research encompasses questions of age, morality, and citizenship based in ethnographic work with white and Latina pregnant and parenting adolescents in Tucson, AZ. My Master's thesis is titled, "Living Lessons of Age and Citizenship." 

My PhD research considers experiences of age (throughout the life course) and citizenship based in ethnographic work in urban Ecuador with high school students and their families. My advisor is Susan Shaw.

I am currently an intern in the Cultural Anthropology Editorial Intern Program.

In addition to previous TA positions, I have also been a research assistant in the Crossroads Collaborative: Youth, Sex, Health, Rights and in the Stealth Health project at the University of Ar.  Before moving to Tucson, I worked as a case worker, educator, and HIV counselor with Spanish-speaking immigrant youth in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Areas of Study

Southwest US
South America
Northeast US
Latin America & the Caribbean
North America (general)

Research Interests

age, gender and sexuality, youth, motherhood, education, transnational identity, citizenship, kinship

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B.A. - Oberlin College - Ancient Greek Language and Literature

M.A. - University of Arizona - Anthropology