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Scott Spivey Provencio

Scott Spivey Provencio

MPhil candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge


I am a Masters student studying medical anthropology in the MPhil Health, Medicine and Society at Cambridge. I am originally from El Paso, Texas, USA and received two Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin in neuroscience and humanities. As a Mexican-American from the U.S./Mexico border, I have long been interested and aware of issues that many Latinx immigrants face, especially in health and illness. In my undergrad research I looked at the clinical experiences of Latinx immigrants with the U.S. healthcare system and chronic illness management. I additionally drew from the arts and humanities to theorize potentials for social change and empowerment among this group. During my time in Cambridge, I am studying Latinx immigrant experiences at an indoor food market in London, specifically looking at community health and social well-being in spaces like these and in facing potential gentrification. Next year, I will be returning to Texas for medical school, where I plan to shift more into population and clinical health research with a focus on minorities and immigrants.

Research Interests

I am interested in migrant and minority health and healthcare, specializing in Latinx migrant and minority groups living in a new country. I am interested and draw from medical anthropology, community medicine and primary care medicine, environmental studies, social justice and human rights, pensamiento fronterizo, and postcolonial and neocolonial history.