Mariana Ferreira

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Area of expertise: 

Human rights

Indigenous people's rights

Diabetes among indigenous peoples

Map-making

Economies based on gift exchange

About: 
Mariana Ferreira is a medical anthropologist who studies the social causes of illnesses -- how poverty, violence and displacement affect physical health. Her research includes Type 2 diabetes among indigenous peoples and the distribution of breast cancer in the Bay Area.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
Fluent in language other than English: 
Spanish, Portuguese
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-2046
Email: 
mariana@sfsu.edu