Migration, social hierarchies, health disparities, race and medicine intersect along the transit routes between the United States and Mexico. Dr. Holmes spent 18 months conducting in-depth fieldwork while living, working and migrating with indigenous Mexican farmworkers in both the United States and Mexico. In this talk, he will focus on the ways in which social and health inequalities come to be understood as normal and natural.
Seth M. Holmes is the Martin Sisters Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor of Health and Social Behavior at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. He received the Rudolf Virchow Critical Anthropology of Global Health Award for an article based on this project and is currently completing a book on the same topic.