Jaleel Plummer is a student in the joint program in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. Prior to entering the program, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz. His undergraduate research focused on how therapeutic spaces addressed racialized health disparities, structural vulnerability, and resilience. He is currently interested in how coloniality and postcoloniality impact Black bodies, health disparities, socialities, and subjectivities. With this in mind, he is currently investigating interactions between mental illness, immigration, and racialized citizenship
BA in Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Research Interests / Specializations:
Medical anthropology, biomedicine, health disparities, structural vulnerability, colonialism & postcolonialism, racialization & racism, subjectivity, the human body, sociality, & social movements
Current research focuses on the entanglement of mental illness, immigration, and racialized citizenship as each pertains to Afro-Caribbeans living in the United Kingdom. A working project will borrow from several lines of anthropological inquiry such as critical race theory, anthropology of migration, and postcolonial theory.
Honors and Awards
UC Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship for Graduate Study