Dr. Reyes-Foster is a sociocultural anthropologist. Her current research projects focus on vaginal birth after c-section and peer milk sharing in Central Florida. Both projects are in the data collection phase. Dr. Reyes-Foster’s previous research focused on mental health care services and suicide prevention in Yucatan, Mexico. Her field experience includes working with Yucatec Maya people in rural and urban settings as well as traditional and institutional ethnography. She advises PhD, MA and undergraduate students in various research subjects and locations, including Mexico.
Working with Dr. Reyes-Foster:
Dr. Reyes-Foster is looking for graduate students with an interest in:
- Sociocultural anthropology
- Medical anthropology
- Linguistic anthropology
- Central Florida
- Latino/as and Latin American immigrants
- Mexico and Latin America
- Pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period
- Mental health
- Doctors and Medicine
Examples of research projects conducted by Dr. Reyes-Foster’s students:
- Domestic employees in Lima, Peru.
- Catholic healing Masses in Yucatan, Mexico.
- Farm laborers and diabetes in Florida.
- Dance and healing in Florida.
- Suicide among Native Americans (undergraduate thesis).
- Language and colors among bilingual people (undergraduate thesis).
- Polyamory among fire gypsies in Central Florida (undergraduate thesis).