Sonya Petrakovitz

Photo of Sonya PetrakovitzEDUCATION

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
  • Regions of interest: Polynesia, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONSPhoto of Sonya Petrakovitz

  • Chronic Kidney Disease and Older African American Adults: How Embodiment Influences Self-Management. (2018) [Abstract]
  • 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)

 

RECENT GRANTS

The Social Justice Institute Graduate Research Fellowship, Social Justice Institute, Case Western Reserve University (2018)

RECENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor of Introduction to Human Diversity, Cleveland State University (2018)
  • Teaching Assistant at Case Western Reserve University (2016 – present)

A photo from Sonya Petrakovitz' Fieldwork

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Beginning Rapa Nui
  • Oxygen Welding
  • Photography
  • Spanish

 

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