Alvaro Jarrin

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Union College

The focus of my research is the development of new biotechnologies and their relationship to the anthropological study of medicine, the body and inequality in Latin America. I have carried out research in Brazil on the expansion of plastic surgery amongst low-income patients, focusing on how the national investment in beauty establishes personal appearance as a precondition for citizenship and inclusion in the nation.