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JEANNE L. SHEA

Assistant Professor
Anthropology
Arts & Sciences
Phone:(802)656-3884
Email Address:Jeanne.Shea@uvm.edu
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107 leeann.cox@uvm.edu
Specialty:Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, Women's Studies
Biography:Shea received a Ph.D in Anthropology from Harvard University in 1998. Between 1986 and 2000, she spent three years in China studying Chinese language and culture. Her research interests include: cultural diversity, health, healing, gender, ethnicity, class, the lifecycle, aging, generational differences, and social change in China, the U.S., and Canada. Her current research projects emphasize: gender, aging, and sexuality in mainland China; and cultural identity, lifecyle issues, and health practices among Montreal Chinese. Shea is recipient of a 2001-2002 grant from Canadian Embassy Faculty Research Grant to research Montreal's Chinese residents.