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INTL 340 Global Health & DevelopmentINTL 463/563 Population Displacement & Global HealthINTL 465/565 Global Reproductive HealthINTL 410/510 Global Mental HealthINTL 410/510 Transnational MigrationCHC (Wi 2014) Suffering, Violence & Healing: Critical and Cross-Cultural PerspectivesMy teaching broadly addresses the political-economic and social-cultural determinants of health and the relationship between population health and (uneven) development processes in contemporary global contexts. Whether in large lectures or smaller seminar courses, my aim as a teacher is to have my students engage critically with social theory and with contemporary case studies in global health, mental health and health disparities. My students have conducted research on reproductive health in Nicaragua, explanatory models of diabetes in Mexico, host mothers in student exchange programs in Costa Rica, undocumented university students in the U.S., and trafficking of domestic workers in Malaysia; for their research, they have won awards from the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, and the Department of Anthropology, among other recognitions. They have gone on to apply to graduate programs in public health and social medicine, academic programs in medical anthropology and cross-cultural psychology, and onto careers in academia, as well as professional positions in international development, global health, and local community service.