Contemporary scholarship on issues in the anthropology of reproduction, including the relationship between production and reproduction and between the corporeal body and the body politic, the disciplinary power of the state, public controversies such as abortion and maternal-fetal conflict, and the symbolism and metaphors of procreation and parenthood. We will use "reproduction" as an analytic strategy to shed light on the cultural politics of gender, power, and sexuality.
ANTH 100 (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology) or ANTH 200 (Cultures and the Global System); sophomore standing.
Keri earned both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in anthropology from California State University, Fullerton, and has completed all coursework for a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining Colorado State University in 2013, she taught anthropology for six years at the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV, as well as in Colorado at both Front Range Community College and Red Rocks Community College.
Keri is primarily a medical anthropologist whose research has focused on human sexual and reproductive health behavior among adults in the United States; she also studies how patients make decisions about certain reproductive medical procedures. She has previously been published as a columnist and book reviewer in anthropology journals, and her M.A. thesis was published as a book in 2008; her second book, Exploring Cultural Anthropology, was published by Kendall Hunt in 2014 (and updated in 2017). Keri is currently at work on a new course on the anthropology of beer and brewing.
Outside of work, Keri enjoys reading, writing, and spending time outdoors with her family, friends, and dogs. She has also developed a penchant for international travel and has visited (so far!) twelve different countries.