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Michelle Grocke

Michelle Grocke

Cultural Anthropology


Contact Information

Office Location: Old Main 245G
Phone: 435-797-1277

Educational Background:

2016, PhD, Medical Anthropology, University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
2013, MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Montana (Missoula, MT)
2006, BA, Economics, William Smith College (Geneva, NY)
2006, BA, Modern Languages (German, Spanish), William Smith College (Geneva, NY)


Research Interests: Applied Medical Anthropology, Global Health, Food Security, Diet and Nutrition, Subjective Well-Being, Ethnographic Methods


Region: South Asia, Himalayan Region, Nepal  Courses Taught: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology                     Global Health: An Applied Perspective                     Nutritional Anthropology                      Peoples and Cultures of South Asia 


Michelle Grocke is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in nutritional anthropology and applied medical anthropology. Her research focuses on the health outcomes of road development in Nepal Himalaya. Specifically, she studies the effects of rural development on food security, diet and nutritional change, and subjective well-being. Michelle is also interested in applying anthropological concepts and methods to fields outside of academia. Both prior to and during her career as an anthropologist, Michelle has worked in collaboration with government and non-government organizations on topics such as: microenterprise development, maternal and child health issues, nutrition assessment and supplementation, and gender equality in the workforce.