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Meredith Reifschneider

Meredith Reifschneider

I am a PhD candidate in Archaeology. My general research interests include historical archaeology, colonialism and enslavement, histories of medicine, and gender studies. My current research focuses on the social politics of colonial medicine. More specifically, I am interested in looking at how Danish colonial medical policies created new practices and understandings of health and illness amongst enslaved and colonial populations during the 18-19th centuries. I am currently conducting archaeological research at a plantation hospital on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Prior to studying at Stanford, I received a BA and Masters from the University of Arizona and have conducted fieldwork in Greece, Albania, and the Southwest US.