“Dr. Cooper is easily the best teacher I’ve ever had. She’s so intelligent and passionate about anthropology, and she really cares about her students. We’re her equals. I’ve taken two classes with her and I’ve learned more in her classes than probably all of my other classes combined. I can’t say enough good things about her.” – anonymous student evaluation, May 2019



I teach courses in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, global health, anthropological theory and methods, and Latin American studies. My teaching is based on student-led discussions, collaborative and research-based learning, and writing as a process of thinking.

For more information my courses and to download course syllabi, click on the links below.

Global Mental Health

Introduction to Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

The Body: Social Science Perspectives

Anthropological Theory

Ethnographic Methods

Medicine and Culture

Health and Healing in Latin America

Other Worlds: Anthropology Through Science Fiction