Rebecca is a political anthropologist additionally trained in public health and medical anthropology. Twice a Fulbright recipient (Angola and Zambia), she examines social interventionism in southern Africa, focusing on the experience of implementers as they carry out policies and programs meant to improve development, health, and governance. She currently works with city planners and roads engineers in western Zambia as they seek to expand regional transportation infrastructure. Most of her published work draws from ethnographic research among international NGO staff working to improve good government in Angola. This includes Implementing Inequality: The Invisible Labor of International Development (Rutgers University Press, 2020) and articles in American Anthropologist, Anthropological Quarterly, Human Organization, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. She is co-editor of collections published in Critical African Studies (2016) and Critical Policy Studies (2019). Rebecca holds a PhD in Anthropology from Brown University (2011) where she was affiliated with both the Population Studies and Training Center and the Watson Institute’s Graduate Program in Development. She holds a Master of Public Health from Emory University (2004) and completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Anthropology at Grinnell College (2000). She is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oswego.
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