Meredith A. Palmer

PHD STUDENT, GEOGRAPHY, UC BERKELEY

MPH, PUBLIC HEALTH, UC BERKELEY, 2015

BS, DEVELOPMENT SOCIOLOGY, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 2011

 

Research Interests

My work builds on growing fields of research on the role of science and technology in histories of dispossession and in the ongoing colonization of indigenous people. My research explores contemporary and historic biomedical and public health practices at moments when (settler) colonial dynamics are made visible through the racialization of individuals and collectives. I bring together geographies of health & health inequalities, Native American and Indigenous Studies, & science studies.

My work is supported by the UC Chancellor’s Fellowship, the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley.

Graduate Student Instruction

  • Development in Theory & History (Geog 112), Prof. Gillian Hart, UC Berkeley, Spring 2014

Teaching Assistant

  • Rethinking Globalization: Nature, Culture, Justice, various instructors, SIT, Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
  • Culture & Society: An International Field Experience (Soc 312), Prof. Swords, Ithaca College, Spring 2009