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Alejandra Marks, Anthropology at Tulane University

Alejandra Marks

Graduate Student


Alejandra Marks is a Ph.D. candidate in cultural anthropology. Her dissertation examines how pill-based abortion is reshaping notions of reproductive care in Latin America. By comparatively examining the experiences of women in Cuba and Brazil as they turn to either clinicians or unlicensed sellers to obtain abortion pills, she seeks to understand how the experience and meaning of abortion - increasingly carried out in the private sphere - is shifting. Marks was awarded a Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant in 2021. She has taught courses in Latin American Studies, Spanish, and Women and Gender Studies

Selected Publications

Between Care and Crime. Cultural Anthropology, Fieldsights - Hot Spots (2022).

Underground Activists in Brazil Fight for Women's Reproductive Rights. NACLA Report on the Americas(2021).

Gendered Wounds: On Abortion and Partnership in Cuba. Men and Masculinities25(2): 310-327 (2021).

Hospital Vargas de Caracas