Sonya Petrakovitz

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Student, Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University
  • M.A., Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, 2016
  • B.S., Photojournalism, Central Michigan University, 2013
  • B.A., Classical History, Kalamazoo College, 2010

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Bioethics
  • Ethnomedicine
  • Indigenous Methods & Research
  • Postcolonial Resistance
  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Social Justice
  • Geographic Areas: Polynesia, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2018: Instructor of Introduction to Human Diversity, Cleveland State University
  • 2016-Present: Teaching Assistant, Case Western Reserve University

GRANTS RECEIVED

  • 2018: The Social Justice Institute Graduate Research Fellowship, Social Justice Institute, Case Western Reserve University

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Beginning Rapa Nui
  • Oxygen Welding
  • Photography
  • Spanish

 

PUBLICATIONSPhoto of Sonya Petrakovitz

  • Hamler, T. C., Miller, V. J., & Petrakovitz, S. (2018). Chronic Kidney Disease and Older African American Adults: How Embodiment Influences Self-Management. Geriatrics3(3), 52. [Journal Article]

In Progress

  • “We Can’t Give Them Our Medicine”: Can a Medical Treatment Be Ethically Withheld Based on Ethnicity? (2019)
  • Are Good Intentions Enough? Anthropological Methodologies and the Incorporation of Indigenous Approaches (2019)
  • “Social Determinants of Non-Compliance”: Towards New Differentiations of Patient Non-Compliance/Adherence Labels (2019)

 

A photo from Sonya Petrakovitz' Fieldwork

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