Dr. Ann Miles
3213 Sangren Hall, Mail Stop 5257
Department of Sociology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5257 USA
Medical anthropology, gender and family, transnational migration, chronic illness.
Modernization and globalization change notions of family, gender and identity, medical anthropology, cultural meanings of illness, medical systems and medical commodities, emerging chronic illness.
Ann Miles works primarily in the southern Ecuadorian highland city of Cuenca where she has explored several research projects in the nearly 20 years she has been doing fieldwork. Her first and longest project concerns documenting the changing lives of families who first came to the city as rural to urban migrants and now engage in transnational migration to the United States.
She has various publications including:
She has also written and posted on topics in Social Science and Medicine, Medical Anthropology Quarterly and Body and Society.