About

Persephone is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology and a recipient of Notre Dame’s Dean’s Fellowship. She holds a B.A. in Medical Anthropology and Global Health from the University of Washington. Her research interests include whiteness and race, lived experience, epigenetics, stress, and health and disease. Persephone’s current research centers on Trinidad, where she studies whiteness as a system of power, stress, epigenetic marks, and health. She is also interested in the relationship between whiteness and hypermasculinity in the context of gender violence.

Thematic Interests

Very briefly, I am interested in whiteness/race, stress, epigenetics,and health outcomes. More specifically I am interested in how whiteness, as a system of power that has a transnational form of capital due to European colonialism, shapes social contexts (political, legal, etc.) in ways that produce or reduce stress, and therefore lead to (or help prevent) a variety of disease outcomes. My dissertation work will be in Trinidad.

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Simona BerettaMatt BloomCatherine BoltenPaolo G. CarozzaSéverine DeneulinRev. Robert Dowd, CSCDeirdre GuthrieBeth Simpson HlabseDavid HollenbachPaul PerrinSteve ReifenbergIlaria Schnyder von WartenseeClemens SedmakCarolyn WooBruce Wydick

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January 19
The Practice of Human Development and Dignity (VIRTUAL)
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Book Launch
Simona BerettaMatt BloomCatherine BoltenPaolo G. CarozzaSéverine DeneulinRev. Robert Dowd, CSCDeirdre GuthrieBeth Simpson HlabseDavid HollenbachPaul PerrinSteve ReifenbergIlaria Schnyder von WartenseeClemens SedmakCarolyn WooBruce Wydick

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