Professor of Liberal Studies
Area of expertise:
Indigenous people's rights
Diabetes among indigenous peoples
Economies based on gift exchange
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.
Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
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