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Dr. Rebecca Howes-Mischel

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Office Location: Sheldon 120
Phone: (540) 568-6171
E-mail: howesmre (at) jmu (dot) edu


MA, Ph.D., New York University
B.A., Swarthmore College


Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Peoples and Culture of Latin American and the Caribbean


Public health logics; Reproduction; Mexican modernity and indigenous communities; Transnational immigrants; Neoliberalism and citizenship; Personhood and embodiment

Recent Publications:

2012. “Local Contours of Reproductive Risk and Responsibility in Rural Oaxaca” in Risk, Reproduction and Narratives of Experience, ed. Aminata Maraesa and Lauren Fordyce, Vanderbilt University Press.

2009. Regimes of Responsible Pregnancy Management: Creating Reproductive Subjects in Oaxaca, Mexico. Anthropology News. 50(2)

2005. Gilbert, S. &  Howes-Mischel, R.  ‘Show Me Your Original Face Before You Were Born’: The Convergence of Public Fetuses and Sacred DNA. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. 27(3)