Claudia Valeggia

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Professor of Anthropology
Ph.D. University of California, Davis

I am originally from Argentina, from where I received my degree in biology.  I got my PhD from the University of California, Davis.  I then went on to do a postdoc at Harvard University and in 2005 I joined the Department of Anthropology at Penn.  I moved to Yale in 2014. My work is primarily concerned with the interactions between human biology and the ecological and cultural context in which it develops. I have been working with indigenous communities in northern Argentina for more than 20 years. My research program takes a biocultural approach, that is, the interplay between biology and culture takes a central role in interpreting how we shape our lives. My research interests include human reproductive ecology, maternal and child health,  and health of indigenous populations in Latin America.