Ph.D. 2019 Medical Anthropology, University of California-San Francisco and Berkeley Joint Program.
BA Anthropology and Comparative Ethnic Studies, Columbia University.
AREAS OF RESEARCH/INTEREST
Reproductive health, race and racialization, indigeneity, community health workers, science and technology, West Papua, Indonesia.
Maryani Palupy Rasidjan is a medical anthropologist whose work is animated by questions of postcoloniality, racialization, power and justice. Her doctoral research, supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the UC Pacific-Rim Research Program, investigates family planning structures in West Papua, Indonesia as they relate to questions of Blackness and Indigeneity. She served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Program at the University of California San Francisco after receiving her PhD from the UCSF-UC Berkeley Joint Program in medical anthropology. Prior to her doctoral program, she was a Community Health Organizer in the Montefiore School-Based Health Program in the Bronx. Her current research investigates the role of social support networks among low-income Latine people with the capacity for reproduction as they decide if, when, and how to reproduce and create families. Her new project brings questions of power, race and representation to bear on the expansion of Community Health Worker (CHW) programs in family planning health care delivery in the NYC area. She is a proud first-gen student who works to center a Trauma-Informed and Disability Justice-informed pedagogy.
Honors, Awards and Fellowships
2022Postdoctoral Fellow, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, UC, San Francisco
2021UC Berkeley Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of Graduate Student Instructors
2015UCSF Graduate Dean’s Health Sciences Fellowship (Block Grant)
2013The Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Research Grant
2013Pacific Rim Research Program Graduate Fellowship- Dissertation Research Grant
2011Global Health Institute Center for Excellence in Women's Health Fellowship, UCSF
2010Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship
2005Fulbright IIE Research Grant, Bali, Indonesia. Title: Centering Women's Health (Re)Education: A Case Study (examining the politics of a women’s reproductive health peer education program)
“Kita Habis…We Will Be Gone”: The Politics of Population, Family Planning and Racialization in West Papua. Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
2023 Exploring the emotional costs of abortion travel in the United States due to legal restriction. Contraception. No. 109956
Contraception. No. 109956
2022 Hanssmann, Christoph, Janet K. Shim, Mark D. Fleming, Ariana Thompson-Lastad, Meredith Van Natta, Maryani Palupy Rasidjan, Irene H. Yen, Nancy J. Burke. "‘Housing is Health Care’: Treating Homelessness in Safety Net Hospitals.”
Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 36(1): 44-63.
2019 Van Natta, M., Burke, N.J., Yen, I.H., Fleming, M.D., Hanssmann, C.L., Rasidjan, M.P., Shim, J. “Stratified citizenship, stratified health: Examining latinx legal status in the U.S. healthcare safety net.”
Social Science & Medicine. 220 (2019) 49–55102.
Maryani Palupy Rasidjan
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