For Rachel McCormick, applied anthropology is a way to tailor social theory and research towards addressing social problems. McCormick conducted their thesis research in the Tampa Bay area, focusing on issues of food access and potential integration of food assistance with non-conventional ways of understanding, producing, and consuming food that may be more inclusive and equitable.
As a medical anthropologist, McCormick views their own research as a project of understanding how social, economic, political, and environmental factors converge to affect health outcomes. As an applied anthropologist, McCormick has developed a deep understanding for how such knowledge can influence local interventions as well as state and national policy.
- B.A., Human Biology and Spanish, University of Kansas
Food, Nutrition, Food Assistance, Alternative Food Systems, Gender, and Reproduction.