Elizabeth Hoover

2010 Bea Medicine Winner

medicine_hoover.jpgElizabeth Hoover, a beadworker, fancyshawl dancer and gardener from upstate
New York, is in the final month her PhD in Anthropology at Brown University.
She is currently writing her dissertation about Akwesasne Mohawk community
members’ perspectives on Superfund contamination, environmental health
research, and potential solutions to contemporary health issues through
community supported gardening projects. Elizabeth is also currently
teaching Native American Studies, and Environmental Anthropology at
Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown PA. Elizabeth received the Bea
Medicine award to attend the SfAA Annual Meeting and present a paper about
the efforts of the community group Kanenhi:io Ionkwaienthon:hakie (We Are
Planting Good Seeds) to help community members to become more food
sovereign. She has accepted a postdoc position in the Anthropology and
Environmental Studies Department this coming fall at St Olaf College in
Northfield Minnesota.

 

Cynthia Ingar


2010 Bea Medicine Winner

medicine_ingar.jpgCynthia Ingar is a Peruvian anthropologist (MA; doctoral candidate) specialized in feminist and medical anthropology. She is particularly concerned with Andean women's reproductive health in Peru and the power relationships around it. Her major research interests are focused on the politics of reproduction, health systems, women's health rights, women's agency and autonomy in reproductive health choices, Andean female reproductive knowledge, and authoritative knowledge dynamics including local and embodied knowledge. She has also applied her research in different Andean settings through her work with Andean women around reproductive health programs and community-based projects. She is a Doula and women's health educator and conducts workshops on reproduction for women in Lima.