Pamela Block, PhD

Pamela Block, PhD

Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy Program



  • PhD in Anthropology (Duke University)
  • Post Doctoral (Brown University)
  • Bachelor's of Art (Hampshire College)

Current Research Interests:

  • Disability, Capacity Building, and Health Promotion
  • Intersections of gender, sexuality, race, poverty, and disability
  • Disability and Addiction
  • Disability culture and cultural perceptions of disability; International disability-rights movements
  • Medical, educational, and social service systems in Brazil and the United States; Organizational structures and the development of professional ideologies and practices
  • Eugenics and involuntary sterilization in Brazil and the United States
  • Social marginality and movements for social change
  • Sexuality, reproductive health, and contraceptive technology.

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