Jessaca Leinaweaver conducts research in cultural anthropology and anthropological demography within Peru and the Peruvian diaspora. She has published on informal child fostering in the urban Andes, aging in Andean Peru, and transnational adoption and migration from Peru to Spain.

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Curricum Vitae

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The Circulation of Children: Kinship, Adoption, and Morality in Andean Peru (Duke UP, 2008)

Los niños ayacuchanos: una antropología de la adopción y la construcción familiar en el Perú (IEP, 2009)

Adoptive Migration: Raising Latinos in Spain (Duke UP, 2013)

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Phone: +1 401 863 6429

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On The Web:
New Faculty (2008)
The Circulation of Children (2008)
Los niños ayacuchanos (2009)
Vartan Gregorian Assistant Professor (2010)
Margaret Mead Award (2010) - Brown Daily Herald story
Margaret Mead Award (2010) - ProJo story
Margaret Mead Award (2010) - Today at Brown story
Margaret Mead Award (2010) - Anthropology News story
Margaret Mead Award (2010) - SfAA story
Adoptive Migration (2013)
Download the introduction to Adoptive Migration (2013)
Interview re Adoptive Migration - (in Spanish)

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