Linda Gordon

  • Doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology
  • Master's student in the Program in Public Health
  • Teaching Assistant: Departments of Anthropology and Public Health
  • Instructor/Program Coordinator: Study Abroad - "Public Health in Ghana: Community Based Field Research Methods"


Research Interests

  • Medical anthropology
  • Health inequities
  • Race & ethnicity
  • Im/migrant health
  • The intersection of race and citizenship
  • Political economy
  • Human rights/Social justice
  • Public health
  • Health policy/US and international health care systems
  • Food security/nutrition
  • Research methods
  • US, Ghana & Costa Rica

Biographical Info

Linda is currently a dual-enrolled graduate student at Michigan State University pursuing a doctoral degree in the Department of Anthropology and a Master’s degree in the Program in Public Health. Her area of study is Medical Anthropology. She conducts research within the US primarily focusing on the intersection of race, ethnicity, citizenship and health with a particular focus on health inequities and health policy. Additionally, she is an instructor for the Program in Public Health’s Study Abroad program in Ghana, teaching research methods and overseeing research conducted on food insecurity, water and sanitation, and malaria.

2006 B.S., Anthropology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2009 M.S., Sociology with a concentration in Applied Social Research Methods, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2011 M.A., Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI