anthropology graduate student profiles

Jennifer L. Shaw













Jennifer L. Shaw



PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

MA in Anthropology, University of Kansas, 1999
BA in Anthropology and Psychology, Mount Holyoke College, 1993




Medical and Psychological Anthropology; Children and Adolescents; Transition to Adulthood; Culture Change; Immigration; Health Care Access; North America, Alaska




Upon entering the doctoral program in Anthropology at CWRU in 1999, Jennifer worked as a graduate research assistant on faculty research projects and later coordinated a multi-site pilot study of medication adherence among adolescent leukemia patients at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. In 2000, she completed the Teachers College Putting Children First Fellowship on child and family policy. At CWRU Jennifer also worked in the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, assisting in planning academic lectures and conferences. In 2003 Jennifer moved to Alaska, where she has since worked seasonally as a national park ranger. She is currently crafting a doctoral research project with Dena'ina Athabascan youth on subsistence practice and the transition to adulthood in conditions of rapid sociocultural change.