Karin Friederic is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Wake Forest University. A cultural anthropologist, Karin specializes in global health, human rights, gender, violence, and inequality. Her most recent research examines how ideas about human rights are changing both women and men’s experiences of and responses to intimate partner violence in rural Ecuador.
In the last year, her research has been accepted for publication in Practicing Anthropology and Latin American Perspectives; another article on brothels, sexuality and international development in Ecuador is currently under review. She regularly presents her research at multiple conferences each year, including the annual meetings for the American Anthropological Association, Latin American Studies Association, and the Society for Applied Anthropology.
Since the year 2000, Karin has worked with Ecuadorian communities in their efforts to obtain quality healthcare. In 2003, she cofounded a nonprofit organization, The Minga Foundation, which is dedicated to improving global health through community based development. Current projects include: a health and communications project in coastal Ecuador, the provision of clean water to communities in Butakoola, Uganda, and the building of a community library in Malawi.
She joins the Department of Anthropology at Wake Forest University after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and serving as a Faculty Fellow at Colby College in Maine. She received her BA in Anthropology from The Colorado College.
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