Nia Parson, PhD
Anthropologist. Ethnographer. Writer.
I am currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at SMU. I am a medical and cultural anthropologist. My work over the past 20 years has focused on human resilience in the midst of various forms of traumatic experience, especially in migrant populations and among women in intimate relationships in Chile and the US. My current research interests include mindfulness, mind/body healing and integrative medicine.
Traumatic States: Gendered Violence, Suffering and Care in Chile
Parson, Nia. 2013. Traumatic States: Gendered Violence, Suffering and Care in Chile. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
The Golden Cage: The Production of Insecurity at the Nexus of Intimate Partner Violence and Unauthorized Migration in the US
2014 Parson, Nia and Carina Heckert.
The Golden Cage: The Production of Insecurity at the Nexus of Intimate Partner Violence and Unauthorized Migration in the US. Human Organization. 73:4.
Transformative Ties: Gendered Violence, Forms of Recovery and Shifting Subjectivities in Chile
2010 Parson, Nia. "Transformative Ties: Gendered Violence, Forms of Recovery, and Shifting Subjectivities in Chile" Medical Anthropology Quarterly24(1).
Health at the Intersections of Precarious Documentation and Gender Based Partner Violence
2014 Parson, Nia; Camilla Carruthers; Rebecca Escobar; Mariam Merced; and Anna
Trautwein. “Health at the Intersections of Precarious Documentation
Status and Gender Based Partner Violence” Violence Against Women: International and Interdisciplinary Journal. Published on-line first on August 21, 2014.
Agency in the Midst of Suffering at the Intersections of Global Inequalities, Gendered Violence and Migration
2010 Parson, Nia. “‘I am not [just] a rabbit who has a bunch of children!’: Agency in the Midst of Suffering at the Intersections of Global Inequalities, Gendered Violence, and Migration” Violence Against Women: International and Interdisciplinary Journal 16(8): 858-901.
Constructing the Aftermath of the 2010 Earthquake in Chile
2016 Parson, Nia. Constructing the Aftermath: Competing Narratives of ‘Recovery’after the 2010 Earthquake/Tsunami in Chile. In Gregory V. Button and Mark Schuller, eds. Disasters without Borders: Globalization, Media and Knowledge in the Construction of Catastrophe
Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons from Chile to Move Beyond Judicial Reform
2015 Parson, Nia. “In the Good Times and the Bad”: Gendered Notions,
Economic Inequality, Intimate Partner Violence and Lessons from Chile to Move Beyond Judicial Reform. In Leigh Goodmark and Rashmi Goel, eds. Comparative Perspectives on Domestic Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide. Oxford University Press.
Gendered Citizenship and Domestic Violence Policy
2013 Parson, Nia. Gendered Citizenship in the Post-Dictatorship State: Domestic Violence Policy and Women’s Subjectivities. In Caroline B. Brettell and Carolyn F. Sargent, eds. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective. 6thEdition. Boston: Pearson.
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