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Sarah Alami Gouraftei

Sarah Alami Gouraftei
Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

I am a graduate student in Integrated Anthropological Sciences (IAS). My research focuses on the determinants and outcomes of women’s status and leadership. I am specifically interested in assessing 1) how the socio-ecology influences women’s pursuit of leadership roles 2) how social status affects health and development, and 3) how anthropological data can be used to better understand the variation in women’s lives and opportunities, and further inform public policy. My current research lies in examining the reproductive and health consequences of women’s status among the Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of lowland Bolivia.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:
NSF DDRIG $25,000

Broom Graduate Associate

Publications

Alami, S.*, von Rueden, C., Seabright, E.*, Kraft, T.S.†, Blackwell, A.D., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2020. 
"High social status is associated with child health among women, but not men, in a horticulturalist population. "
Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20192783. + SUPPLEMENT
Kaplan, H., Trumble, B., Stieglitz, J., Mendez, R., Gutierrez Cayuba, M., Maito Moye, L., Alami, S.*, Kraft, T.†, Quispe Gutierrez, R., Copajira Adrian, J., Thompson, R., Thomas, G., Michalik, D., Eid Rodriguez, D., Gurven, M. 2020. 
"Voluntary collective isolation as a best response to COVID-19 for indigenous populations? A case study and protocol from the Bolivian Amazon. "
Lancet 395:1727-1734.   
Alami, S., von Rueden, C., Seabright, E., Kraft, T.S., Blackwell, A.D., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., & Gurven, M. 2020. 
"Mother’s social status is associated with child health in a horticulturalist population. "
Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1922). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2783. 
Research Themes:
Alami, S., Stieglitz, J., Kaplan, H., Gurven, M. 2018.
"Low perceived control is associated with treatment seeking among high mortality Bolivian forager-farmers."
Social Science and Medicine 200:156-165. + SUPPLEMENT.