Michele Bolduc

  • PhD Candidate
  • Geography
Off campus for fieldwork beginning August 2013
Other Affiliations:
  • public health
Research Interests:
Availability
Off campus for fieldwork beginning Summer 2013
Education

MA Geography, University of Georgia, 2009
BA Anthropology, University of Georgia, 2006

Research

I am a critical medical geography interested in the political economy of health and health care, the political ecologies of environmental health, and immigrant health.  I approach these issues from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective, as both a social scientist and a public health scholar.

I am currently completing my dissertation research on immigrant health care in the farmworker community of Immokalee, Florida.  My dissertation project -- currently funded by an NSF DDRI -- investigates five aspects of health care delivery: (1) I explore the politics of immigrant health care through the lens of deservingness to care through policy analysis at the state and federal level; (2) I look at the changing availability of health care services to immigrant women within in the context of health reform and immigration reform using quantitative and spatial data; (3) I use interview data from health care providers in Immokalee to explain how the changing politics of immigrant health care affects the provision of health services for immigrant women; (4) Using feminist qualitative GIS and interviews with Haitian women, I investigate their experiences of the resulting health care system in Immokalee, as well as how these experiences influence where and how they utilize health care services; and (5) I identify the socio-spatial barriers that Haitian immigrant women face in accessing care in an effort to improve health care accessiblity in the community.  I will defend my dissertation in summer 2017.

I have over seven years of teaching experience in both geography and public health, and I have received two teaching awards based on student evaluations.  As a graduate student, I co-founded a Critical Pedagogy Working Group at the University of Kentucky, and I am also a member of the new Feminist Pedagogies Writing Collective.  

I am currently living on 12 acres in Georgia while writing my dissertation.  I work as a full-time Visiting Instructor in Public Health and Anthropology at Agnes Scott College.  In my (unfortunately limited) spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, dancing, cooking, picking up hobbies and then not having time to do them, and spending time in the woods with my family.

Graduate Training

Graduate Certificate in Global Public Health, expected 2017

Selected Publications: 

Peer-Reviewed Journals

(In progress).  Bolduc, M., “Immigrant Deservingness to Care: Policy and Politics in the Sunshine State.”  For submission to Social Science & Medicine in February 2016.

(Submitted).  Bolduc, M., with the Feminist Pedagogies Writing Collective.  “Stealth feminism in the geography classroom.”  ACME.

(2015).  Bolduc, M., with The University of Kentucky Critical Pedagogy Working Group, Mott, C., Zupan, S., Debbane, A.M., & L., R.  “Making space for critical pedagogy in the neoliberal university: Struggles and possibilities.”  ACME, 14(4), 1260-1282.

Book Review

(2012).  Bolduc, M.F.  "Food, health and the body: The political ecology of sustainability."  Area, 44(2), 260-261.

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