Vania Smith-OkaVania Smith-Oka

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
(PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago)
649 Flanner 
574-631-7269
email: vsmithok@nd.edu
http://anthropology.nd.edu/faculty-staff/smith-oka_vania/index.shtml
http://vaniasmithoka.wordpress.com/

Geographic focus: Mexico

Thematic interests: Globalization; reproductive health; women's health; ethnobotany; formal and informal health systems.

Current research: How marginal peoples around the world respond to the impact that globalization has on their health needs and local knowledge by looking at how the least powerful members of a community, i.e. women, are responding to this globalization.

Selected publications: