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Rachel K Mitchell M.A.
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Rachel K Mitchell M.A.
Adjunct Anthropology Instructor

Rachel Mitchell

B.A. Anthropology UCSC; M.A. Anthropology University of Kentucky
With Cabrillo College since 2002

I discovered my pathway to anthropology right here at Cabrillo College! I am honored and thrilled to now be teaching about this exciting, dynamic, and ever so relevant field. My primary interests are in applied anthropology including student service learning in the community. This semester I am teaching the Biological Anthropology Lecture and Lab classes in Watsonville, an evening Anthro 1 at the Aptos campus and an online Bio Anthro lab class.

My interests include genetic research and applications and how this relates to human health, development, and well being and why an evolutionary perspective is valuable in all domains of human life and experience. My past research experience was in the applied fields of medical anthropology where I focused on the cultural construction of childbirth practices and development anthropology, focusing on social and agrarian change in southern Baja California, Mexico where I have lived and done research off and on over the past 20 years.

I am also involved in high school outreach and encouraging high school students to take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities at Cabrillo. Anthropology courses are an excellent option for high school students and I welcome them in all of my classes.

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