Mariel Rivera, Ph.D Candidate

Visiting Instructor (Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies)
(585) 395-2377
Office: Liberal Arts 304


  • Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, Syracuse University
  • M.A. in Anthropology, Syracuse University, 2019
  • B.A. in Anthropology, State University of New York, Brockport, 2016

Research Interests

My research interests are within feminist medical anthropology with a specific focus on reproductive health and birth. I am interested in how race, gender, and class influence reproductive and maternal health experiences. For my doctoral research, I am focusing on the use of community-based doulas in Syracuse, New York, who specifically work with Black folks, other folks of color, and marginalized peoples.