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Mariel Rivera

Mariel Rivera

Contact Information:

PhD Advisor:

Robert A. Rubinstein

Sandra D. Lane

Mariel Rivera

Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology Department

Graduate Student Dissertation Title

Reproductive Justice in Motion: Community-Based Doula Work in Central new York


Mariel Rivera is a Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University in the Department of Anthropology. Her research interests are within medical anthropology with a specific focus on reproductive health. She is interested in how race and gender influence reproductive and maternal health experiences. For her doctoral research, she is focusing on the use of community-based doulas in Syracuse, New York, who specifically work with Black women and other women of color.