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Deirdre GuthrieDeirdre Guthrie

Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Keough School of Global Affairs
(PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago)
Innovation Park Unit 113

Geographic Focus: Mexico and Caribbean; international

Thematic Interests: Medical anthropology and ethnography; social medicine/medical humanitarianism; care ethics and work; intimate economies; cosmopolitan identities (migrations, diaspora, refugees); transnational relations; human flourishing; contemplative practice; resilience and accompaniment; participatory research; gender studies

Current Research: How the professional identity and well being of global health/humanitarian workers impacts the quality and sustainability of care and level of accompaniment of affected populations in vulnerable communities

Selected publications:

  • “The Lived Experience of Friction and Flow in a Caribbean Coastal Town,” Anthropology Now (forthcoming)

  • "Haitian Migrant Borderwork in a Dominican Coastal Town,” Migration Studies, published online 2017.

  • “A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Conducting a Congregational Health Needs Assessment,” American Journal of Community Psychology (forthcoming)

  • “Mothering as Presence,” in Bahiyyah Muhammad and Melanie Angela Neuilly, eds., Mothering from the Field (University of Florida Press, forthcoming)

Well Being at Work Project White Papers

  • “Challenging Organizational Culture within Social Justice Organizations: The Polarity of Mission and Metrics,” December 2016

  • “Gender Dynamics within a Faith-based Social Justice Organization,” preliminary report, December 2016 

  • “Humanitarian Healthcare Workers in Chiapas, Mexico: Navigating the Challenges of Working in the Field and Bridging the Gap between Doctor and Patient,” January 2016

  • “Well Being and Aspiration in the Developing World,” January 2016

  • “The Crisis in Care Work: The Call for Compassionate Medicine,” September 2015 




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