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Rebecca Bedwell

About Rebecca Bedwell

I am a PhD student in sociocultural anthropology, with a concentration in medical anthropology. I received my BA in Anthropology and Spanish from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2014, and my MA in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2017. My research interests include medical anthropology, feminist anthropology, minority health, immigration, mental health, conceptions of risk, structural inequality, health disparities, public policy, and gender.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 2017 - 2022

Society for Applied Anthropology PK New Award, 1st Place 2018

Excerpts from interview for PK New Award:

Selected Publications

Published Papers

Bedwell, Rebecca, Hilde Spielvogel, Diva Bellido, and Virginia Vitzthum. 2017. "Factors Influencing the Use of Biomedical Health Care by Rural Bolivian Anemic Women: Structural Barriers, Reproductive Status, Gender Roles, & Concepts of Anemia." PLOS ONE 12 (1): e0170475. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170475.

Bedwell, Rebecca. 2017. "The Impact of Federal Breastfeeding Policy Initiatives on Women's Breastfeeding Practices and Attitudes in Southern Indiana." Journal of Poverty, DOI: 10.1080/10875549.2017.1348423.

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BA (2014) Anthropology and Spanish, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN-USA

MA (2017) Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ-USA