Graduate Student // Anthropology
Ph.D. Candidate // Anthropology
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Erika Carrillo is a PhD candidate at Purdue University where she is pursuing a dual title degree in Anthropology and Gerontology. Currently, she is conducting her dissertation research in San Francisco, California among aging Latinos and their caregivers. Her project examines the everyday ethics and moral decision making involved in caregiving and food provisioning in San Francisco. The project examines how local caregivers define and negotiate what qualifies as “good” care for older adults in a rapidly changing urban landscape. Ultimately, she would like her research to help inform effective local and national aging policy.
Research Interest Topics: aging and caregiving studies, medical anthropology, food studies, socio-materiality, morality, aging in urban spaces, Latinos, community aging, public health, applied anthropology