Natashe Lemos Dekker has been awarded the Distinguished Women Scientists Fund 2021. This travel grant for female postdocs allows her to spend a period as a visiting fellow at the UCLA Department of Anthropology in the United States. Lemos Dekker will participate in the group ‘Mind, Medicine, and Culture’, which advocates a critical perspective on health and illness that would greatly benefit Natashe’s own research on end-of-life care. During her period abroad she will write an article on how older people and their families navigate end-of-life care. This article is based on data she gathered during ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil for the Globalizing Palliative Care project.
Natashe Lemos Dekker is one of the six laureates receiving the Travel Fund 2021.