Office Location: SS 305
Office Telephone: (406) 243-4868
Curriculum Vitae: Click here
Monday 1:00-3:00, Friday 11:00-1:00,
or by appointment
My research has taken me to many parts of Asia, and I've lived and worked in rural Thailand for nearly five years (first as a Peace Corps volunteer and later as a researcher). In my research, I employ both qualitative, quantitative, and mixed approaches.
I am currently working on a cross-national comparative project examining access to health care and health care decision-making in remote rural areas that lack doctors and most other medical services. I completed data collection for the Thailand phase in August 2006 with the support of a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Area Studies Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. My research for the Montana phase has taken me to West Yellowstone, Stanford, Helena, and Broadus.
Some of my courses are cross-listed with the International Development Studies minor, Women's and Gender Studies minor, and Asian Studies.
Works in progress:
Risky Business: Debt Bondage International Labor Migration from Northern Thailand.
Being and Becoming Up-to-Date: Young Northern Thai Women and International Labor Migration.
Bargaining for Babies: Negotiating Fertility Planning in the Philippines.
Selling a Cow for an MRI: Barriers to Health Care in Remote Rural Areas of Thailand
Soc 355 Population Problems
MWF; 10:10-11:00; JRH 204
Soc 460 Capstone in Rural and Environmental Change
TR 2:10-3:30; SS 330
Soc 561 Qualitative Methods
TR; 9:40-11:00; SS 258
Gardening, hiking, the symphony chorale, cooking and eating Asian food, travel.