Andrés Restrepo Sanchez

Secretary, AnthGrad, 2023-2024
Graduate Student

Andrés is a Ph.D. student in Sociocultural Anthropology, advised by Dr. Elana Buch. He has a B.S. in Nursing (2017), an M.A. in Cultural Studies (2020), and an M.A. in Anthropology (2023). His research explores the connections between reproductive justice, obstetric violence, and birth reform in Medellín, Colombia. 

Andrés wants to understand how violence permeates and/or is resisted in Medellin's institutional culture of care and how hospitals and health workers care for pregnant people and infants in times and contexts of precarity. His research contributes to the anthropology of reproduction, expanding analyses of obstetric violence by historicizing and situating birth experiences and obstetric reforms in longstanding legacies of conflict and resistance unique to Latin America.

Research Interests

  • Sociocultural Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Colombia / Latin America