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Allie Reichert

Graduate Student

Alexandra (Allie) Reichert is a PhD Student in the Anthropology Department at Vanderbilt University, with concentrations in global health and Latin American studies (started fall 2021). She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2018 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Anthropology of Global Health. She spent a year as a Fulbright scholar in Ecuador researching barriers and pathways to health for Indigenous women in the Amazonian and Andes regions. She also has experience in domestic and global health policy, working as a researcher at the Aspen Institute, Project HOPE, and the Georgetown Center for Global Health Science and Security in Washington, DC and at Vanderbilt, as a graduate research assistant on abortion policy in Tennessee. Her dissertation research considers women’s health, Indigeneity, resistance, reproductive politics, and resilience in Latin America, specifically, in Ecuador and the Amazon region. She is interested in how diverse conceptions of healing might work together to achieve health and gender equity.


  • Norm and Sibby Whitten Research Fund 2022-2023, Summer 2023
  • Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship (FLAS), U.S. Department of Education, Amazonian Kichwa, Summer 2023
  • Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant, Summer 2022
  • Fulbright Research Grant, Ecuador, 2018-2019