Laia Ventura Garcia

Laia Ventura Garcia
Universitat Rovira i Virgili | URV · Department of Anthropology, Philosophy and Social Work

PhD Medical Anthropology

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Introduction
Laia Ventura Garcia currently works as a researcher at the UOC and as a lecturer at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Laia does research in Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology and Social Theory.
Additional affiliations
June 2021 - present
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Position
  • Researcher
September 2018 - present
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Position
  • Lecturer
October 2013 - October 2017
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Pre-doctoral researcher.
Education
October 2013 - June 2018
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Field of study
  • Anthropology and Communication
September 2008 - September 2010
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Field of study
  • Medical Anthropology and Global Health
September 2001 - June 2006
University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Anthropology

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Publications (16)
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Globally, more than 10 million people are infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes about 20 000 annual deaths. Although Chagas disease is endemic to certain regions of Latin America, migratory flows have enabled its expansion into areas where it was previously unknown. Economic, social and cultural factors play a significant role in its presen...
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El “Otro” como producto simbólico, como construcción cultural de nuestra mente social, está presente en todas las sociedades y a lo largo de toda la historia humana, pero sus formas de producción han adquirido características peculiares en los tiempos modernos y “posmodernos”. De acuerdo con el filósofo francés Jean Baudrillard, ya no nos limitamos...
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Una parte importante de las actuales migraciones internacionales femeninas se articulan en torno a la creciente “globalización de los cuidados”. Muchas migrantes practican a distancia su rol social de cuidadoras, en el seno de una estrategia trasnacional de reproducción de sus grupos domésticos que se materializa en la sociedad de destino con su in...
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Starting from the premise that the researcher’s perspective and subjectivity make the construction of the object studied unique and constitute the process of knowledge production, the aim of this paper is to make explicit the links between the research and the “astonishing experience” lived from and in my own corporality. By that I mean to defend t...
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In this article, we explore relationships between risk and emotions among Bolivian women living with Chagas disease, and the implications of this for their diagnosis and treatment in Catalonia, Spain. Here, risk is a social phenomenon, while emotions are conceived as embedded in the sociocultural and relational world. Emotions play key risk-related...
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Currently, Chagas disease is a complex global health problem with local and global implications. In the present article, we approach this complexity from the perspective of human mobility and its effects on people's health in places of origin and in transit and destination. We raise key concepts such as human mobility-understood as a possible socio...
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A través de una etnografía basada en la observación, entrevistas a profesionales y el vaciado de documentación, en este artículo describo y analizo cómo, en la práctica clínica del Chagas, la infección es tratada como un riesgo latente. Sugiero que la gestión que se hace de este riesgo ha posibilitado la práctica clínica entre las personas clasific...
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Drawing on observation-based ethnography, interviews of health personnel and document review, this article describes and examines how, in clinical handling of Chagas disease, infection is treated as latent risk. It suggests that how this risk is managed has enabled a clinical practice to be conducted among people classified as at the indeterminate...
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The analysis of the scientific and technical conceptualization of latent risk and that of the experience of women who have migrated from Bolivia and who currently live in Catalonia questions the distinction and the limits between expert and lay knowledge and practices. The research combines a classic ethnographic method with other paths of knowledg...
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The body-health-risk triad shapes a wide potential field of research. The approach of this triad, as well as of its articulations and interconnections, from a social and phenomenological approach leads us to a field of common study: the embodiment of risk as a reflection of a new social, political and moral order.
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O presente artigo analisa processos de alterização na biologia humana e na biomedicina. A alterização é entendida aqui como o processo cultural de produção de alteridades por meio da delimitação, rotulação e categorização das formas possíveis de ser outro, desde um determinado marco de referência sócio- histórico. Ainda que a alterização faça parte...
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Vivimos un momento histórico de profundos cambios políticos, económicos y sociales. En dicho contexto, las transformaciones de los sistemas de salud y las consecuencias de la adopción de nuevas políticas macro-estructurales –tanto a nivel internacional como nacional– se reflejan en los mundos locales, en los quehaceres cotidianos e incluso en la sa...
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Whereas the key moment for Community Pharmacy, this article introduces and explores the concept of Health Care Pluralism as a framework in which Community Pharmacy is considered a key element in the health care of people access to this health resource. After a revision of the concept, originated in Medical Anthropology, we discuss the implications...

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Projects (3)
Archived project
COHEMI’s general objective is to coordinate referral centres dealing with specific Latin American (LA) diseases in order to provide a clear understanding of the full migration cycle in relation with the health systems in Europe and Latin America and to provide a in-depth insight into priority health-related aspects of LA migration in order to facilitate the development of and transfer of evidence and information relevant to migrant health policies.
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To understand Chagas disease as a “total biosocial fact” in which social, political, biological, economic, cultural, physiological, narrative, historical, symbolic and environmental aspects are inseparable. To extend the problem beyond technical and biomedical issues, in order to articulate it in a more complex way,capable of guiding clinical practice, models of management and health and intersectorial policies.
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This research project aims to contribute to the critical understanding of the history of scientific discourses concerning "human races", and the scientific legitimation of racial hierarchies throughout the history of human biology, medicine and physical anthropology. This project (which is mainly devoted to the history and philosophy of human biology and biomedical sciences concerning "human races") has also direct implications for science education, especially concerning STS curricula and socio-scientific issues derived both from contemporary race science and from the history of scientific racism. During the last years, a number of educational innovations such as teaching sequences, educative curriculum materials, educational performances and travelling educational exhibitions concerning race science and the history of scientific racism have been implemented in different Brazilian and Colombian universities, museums and schools.