Makenna Johnston


Research Interests: Anthropology of reproduction: culture and childbirth, homebirth, abortion, midwives, medicalization of birth and its affect on culture (and vice versa), postpartum practices, birth outcomes. Development: cultural colonialism, tourism, economics of development

Advisor: Dr. Jill Fleuriet

Degrees: B.A. Philosophy, Smith College (2007); M.Sc. Global Affairs: Development, Peace, & Environment, New York University (2010)

Publications: List of publications here:



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