Emilia Guevara, PhD candidate, was chosen to be part of UMD’s Fearless Faces Campaign and featured in the latest Terp Magazine.
Doctoral Candidate, Anthropology
'Anthropology doctoral candidate Emilia Guevara studies how female Mexican migrant workers struggle with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and depression. The work requires her to follow these women as they pick crabs or harvest produce on the Eastern Shore, and during the short months in their communities back home. The summer research fellowship that Guevara was awarded through the Graduate School gave her the freedom to fully focus on completing her comprehensive exams, then start her field research. “Most migration literature is about men, but women have different needs and social lives, so this isn’t just about a gap in the literature, but a gap in understanding.”'
Check out the entire Terp Magazine feature, here: http://terp.umd.edu/fearless-faces/#