Liz Olson and Students Present Work at Society for Medical Anthropology and Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings

Professor Liz Olson chaired the session “Defining New Spaces of Healthcare Practice” at the joint annual meetings of the Society for Medical Anthropology and Society for Applied Anthropology, during which she also presented her original research paper “Destination Apothecary: Some Observations on the Practice of Homeopathy in Contemporary Rural Mexico.” At this same conference in Albuquerque, one of her students, Max Lindquist ’14 (self-designed major in Global Health & Development), presented aspects of his senior thesis, “The Value of Holistic Healing at Allegheny College,” which was well received in his panel on “Traditional and Alternative Health Care Practices.” Max and Joshua Haffner ’14 (ES) also presented aspects of their senior projects to the community at the Woodcock Creek Nature Center in a joint presentation titled “Herbs for Your Home and Health,” during which they engaged in a lively dialogue and informative session with community members.