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K.R. (Kimberly) Sigmund MPhil

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

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  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Kim holds an MSc by Research (2009) and an MPhil (2016) from the University of Edinburgh, both in Social Anthropology. She completed long term fieldwork for her MPhil in Mexico City, Mexico researching the practice of medicina natural (natural medicine) and the ways in which the practitioners of medicina natural utilize their position outside biomedicine and very specialized discourse in order to legitimize their own form of healing and to create a distinct space for themselves within the wider medical landscape within Mexico City.

    Following this, she worked in public health in Los Angeles, USA, as a program coordinator for a youth substance abuse prevention program and as an evaluator for a SAMHSA- funded program to help pregnant/postpartum women manage motherhood while also managing their substance abuse recovery.  

    Currently, Kim is a PhD researcher on the Global FutureHealth ERC-funded project within the Health, Care and the Body programme group at the University of Amsterdam. She is researching maternal health care systems and their impact on the maternal health and motherhood practices of marginalized women in Los Angeles, USA. 

  • Publications




    • Sigmund, K. (participant) (11-2022). AAA Annual Meeting 2022, Seattle (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Sigmund, K. (participant) (3-2022). Society for Applied Anthropology 2022 Hybrid Meeting (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Sigmund, K. (participant) (10-2021). Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) annual meeting, Toronto (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Sigmund, K. (participant) (9-2021). Alternate, Virtual, and Augmented Realities: A Postgraduate and Early-Career Medical Humanities Conference, Durham (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Sigmund, K. (participant) (6-2021). The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Sigmund, K. (participant) (7-2020). 16th EASA Biennial Conference (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Sigmund, K. (participant) (3-2019). Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Portland (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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