Brooke Jespersen

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Student, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.A., Medical Anthropology and Global Health, Case Western Reserve University, 2017
  • B.A., Anthropology and Spanish, Western Washington University, 2015

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Aging and the life course
  • Critical gerontology
  • Identity
  • Location of Research: U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • Migration and Mobilities

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

Neighborhood Factors and Child Maltreatment: A Mixed Methods Study (NICHD R01HD077002)

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Caregivers’ perceptions and attitudes toward child maltreatment: A pilot case study in Tel Aviv, Israel and Cleveland, USA (2018) [Journal Article]

IN PROGRESS

  • Older Adults and the Neighborhood Context of Child Maltreatment: An Exploratory Study (Spring 2019)
  • “There’s no safety here:” Stratified Reproduction and the Neighborhood Context of Safe Child-Rearing (Spring 2019)

 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • “‘There’s No Safety’: Stratified Reproduction and the Neighborhood Context of Safe Child-Rearing.” American Anthropological Association, San Jose, C.A. (2018)
  • “Older Adults and the Neighborhood Context of Child Maltreatment: Pathways to Improving Child Well-Being.” Society for Applied Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA. (2017)

UPCOMING

  • “Negotiating Mobility and Risk: Later Life Migration and Puerto Rican Elderhood in Cleveland, Ohio.” Society for Psychological Anthropology, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Fluent in Spanish

 

CURRICULUM VITAE