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Mathews, Holly F. Professor


I am a cultural anthropologist with a focus on psychological and medical anthropology. I received my PhD from Duke University in 1982 after conducting dissertation research with the Zapotec Indians in Oaxaca, Mexico, on women’s roles and gender ideology. I am currently working on a book about the folktale of La Llorona and how men and women in Oaxaca tell the tale differently to communicate ideas about proper gender roles and behavior.

Interests: Psychological Anthropology, Gender Roles, Medical Anthropology, Latin America, Southeast United States

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