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Alejandra Marks

Graduate Student

Biography

Alejandra Marks is a Ph.D. student in cultural anthropology. Her dissertation research focuses on the practice of abortion as a form of fertility control in Cuba. Through an examination of moral and medical discourses and engagement with the everyday experiences of women and men, Marks seeks to understand how divergent representations and experiences of abortion simultaneously craft Cuban subjectivities. Marks holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from Ohio University. Her M.A. thesis examined the development of generic and copied drugs in Cuba. Marks was awarded a National Institutes of Health-Minority Health Research Training grant (NIH-MHRT) (2016) and two Stone Center and Tinker Foundation grants (2015 and 2018). Marks has taught Intro to Latin American Studies (1010 and 1020).