Academics Rebekah Park - Anthropology
Rebekah Park comes to Marlboro with experience as a research scholar focusing on transitional justice, human rights, and violence in Latin America. In addition to her doctorate in socio-cultural anthropology, she has a master's in medical anthropology that she earned while a Fulbright scholar to the Netherlands. She has skills in oral history interviews and archival research, which she has used extensively for her dissertation on former political prisoners in Argentina, with plans to extend that research to such prisoners in Uruguay.
Rebekah looks forward to cultivating interdisciplinary appproaches to anthropology. She is prepared to teach introductory courses in sociocultural anthropology, research methods, race and ethnicity, and offer advanced courses or tutorials in human rights, violence, and health consequences of violence and war on individuals and communities. She is especially eager to advise students in their Plans of Concentration, noting that Marlboro's model is "similar to my undergraduate experience in a small interdisciplinary honors program that featured small seminars with diverse scholars and required senior thesis research."
Rebekah is currently preparing a book-length manuscript based on her dissertation research examining goals of transitional jutsice from the perspective of survivors of torture in Argentina, and writing several journal articles from that field research. She plans to extend her research to contribute to theories on the relationship between state violence and health.
- Doing and Living Medical Anthropology: Personal Reflections. Eds. R. Park and S. van der Geest (Diemen: AMB Publishers), 2010.
- "Context, Evidence and Attitude: The case for Photography in Medical Examinations of Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands." R. Park and J. Oomen, Social Science & Medicine 71(2) (2010): 228-235.
- "Questioning Addiction: Conversations with Long-Term Heroin Users in Amsterdam." Medische Antropologie 15(2) (2003): 307-335.
B.A., Northwestern University, 2002; M.A., University of Amsterdam, 2003; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2012; Marlboro College 2013 -