Jonathan Maupin

Office: 
MCENT
209
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2402

Biography

Jonathan Maupin received his doctorate in anthropology at SUNY Albany in 2006 with a specialization in Mesoamerican studies. Following this, he held a postdoctoral research associate and lecturer position in the Department of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University. This research focused on examining variation and change in conceptual models of health and illness among populations in Central Mexico as well as Mexican migrants in Nashville, TN.

Currently, Maupin's research focuses on issues of community participation in health and development programs in Guatemala. He also directs the Community Health and Medical Anthropology Field School in Guatemala through the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. This five-week program is research intensive and focuses on a different health-related issue each summer.  Previous research topics include: midwifery training programs; concepts of diabetes causation and management; food insecurity, obesity and body image; and hygiene-related beliefs and practices.

Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, SUNY at Albany
  • B.A. Anthropology, Tulane University

Research Interests

Medical and Cultural Anthropology, Maya Studies

Publications

  • Maupin, Jonathan N and Alexandra Brewis. Food insecurity and body norms among rural Guatemalan schoolchildren. American Anthropologist. American Anthropologist (2014).
  • Hruschka, Daniel and Jonathan Maupin. In Pursuit of Competence: Testing Whether Some People Agree More with a Cultural Truth than Do Others. Field Methods (2012).
  • Maupin, Jonathan N. and Norbert Ross. Expectations of Similarity and Cultural Difference in Conceptual Models of Illness: A Comparison of Medical Providers and Mexican Migrants in Nashville, TN. Human Organization (2012).
  • Ross, Norbert, Catherine Timura, and Jonathan Maupin. The case of curers, non-curers, and biomedical experts in Pich├ítaro, Mexico: Resiliency in Folk Medical Beliefs. Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2012).
  • . . Review of: Mexican Community Health and the Politics of Health Reform (2012).
  • Maupin, JN, N Ross, CA Timura. Gendered Experiences of Migration and Conceptual Knowledge of Illness. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (2011).
  • Maupin, Jonathan N. Divergent Models of Community Health Workers in Highland Guatemala. Human Organization (2011).
  • Ross, N, JN Maupin, CA Timura. Knowledge Organization, Categories, and Ad hoc Groups: Folk Medical Models among Mexican Migrants in Nashville. Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology (2011).
  • Luque, John S., Yelena N. Tarasenko, Jonathan N. Maupin, Moya L. Alfonso, Lisa C. Watson, Claudia Reyes-Garcia, and Daron G. Ferris. Cultural Beliefs and Understandings of Cervical Cancer among Mexican Immigrant Women in Southeast Georgia. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (0).
  • Maupin, Jonathan N and Daniel Hruschka. Assessing the Accuracy of Two Proxy Measures for BMI in a Semi-rural, Low-Resource Setting in Guatemala. BMC Public Health (0).
  • Maupin, JN.  2009.  'Fruit of the Accords': Neoliberal Health Reform and Civil Participation in Highland Guatemala.  Social Science and Medicine 68(8):1456-1463.
  • Maupin, JN.  2008.  Remaking the Guatemalan Midwife: Healthcare Reform and Midwifery Training Programs in Highland Guatemala.  Medical Anthropology 27(4):353-382.

Courses

Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
ASB 300 Food and Culture
ASB 792 Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 503 Medical Anthropology
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
ASB 355 Trad Medicine and Healing
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 300 Food and Culture
ASB 302 Ethnographic Field Study
SSH 403 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 443 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 452 Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
ASB 792 Research
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 300 Food and Culture
SSH 403 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASM 414 Urban and Environmental Health
ASB 443 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 452 Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
ASB 512 Soc Sci Applications Comm Hlth
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
ASB 355 Trad Medicine and Healing
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 792 Research
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 300 Food and Culture
ASB 302 Ethnographic Field Study
SSH 403 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 443 Cross-Culturl Stds Global Hlth
ASB 452 Commnty Partnrshps Global Hlth
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 503 Medical Anthropology
SSH 503 Medical Anthropology
ASB 580 Practicum
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ASB 355 Trad Medicine and Healing
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
ASB 300 Food and Culture
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 583 Fieldwork
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ASB 100 Introduction to Global Health
SSH 100 Introduction to Global Health
ASB 300 Food and Culture
ASB 484 Internship
SSH 484 Internship
ASB 492 Honors Directed Study
SSH 492 Honors Directed Study
ASB 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 493 Honors Thesis
SSH 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 499 Individualized Instruction
ASB 580 Practicum
ASB 584 Internship
ASB 590 Reading and Conference
SSH 590 Reading and Conference
ASB 592 Research
SSH 593 Applied Project
SSH 790 Reading and Conference
ASB 790 Reading and Conference
SSH 792 Research
ASB 792 Research
SSH 799 Dissertation
ASB 799 Dissertation

Presentations

  • Maupin, Jonathan. The Shifting Terrain of Non-governmental and State Collaboration in Healthcare Delivery: The Case of the Behrhorst Clinic. Society for Applied Anthropology (Mar 2014).
  • Luque, Juan and Jonathan Maupin. Cervical Cancer Beliefs and Access to Health Care among Mexican Farmworker Women in Rural Georgia. Society for Applied Anthropology (Mar 2014).
  • Luque, J; Maupin, J; Tarasenko, Y; Alfonso, M; Watson, L; Reyes-Garcia, C. Cultural Consensus Analysis of Causes and Barriers associated with Cervical Cancer Screening among Hispanic Farmworkers in South Georgia. American Association for Cancer Research (Dec 2013).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Epistemological Frameworks and Explanatory Models of Illness: Cultural and Expertise Variation in Causal Networks of Disease. American Anthropological Association (Nov 2013).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Cultural and Expertise Variation in Causal Networks of Diabetes: A Cross-national Study. Society for Applied Anthropology Conference (Mar 2013).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Maya Spirituality in Post-War Guatemala: Negotiating Authenticity and Inclusivity. School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies Faculty Forum (Nov 2012).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Obesity and Food Insecurity in Highland Guatemala. American Anthropological Association meetings (Nov 2012).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Primary Health Care and Community Participation in Highland Guatemala: Contemporary Reforms in Historical Perspective. National Association of Practicing Anthropologists  Occupational Therapy (NAPA-OT) Field School (Jul 2012).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Analyzing Causal Networks of Diabetes in Highland Guatemala. Society for Applied Anthropology Association (Mar 2012).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Traces of change and (de)constructing difference in Maya Spirituality. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2011).
  • Maupin, Jonathan. Problem Stories: Guatemalan Midwives Narratives of Childbirth Complications. Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings (Mar 2011).
  • Maupin, Jonathan N. Variations in Conceptual Models of Childbirth Complications: A Comparison of Guatemalan Midwives and Biomedical Trainers. American Anthropological Association Meetings (Nov 2010).
  • Maupin, Jonathan N. Complexity, Centrality, and Synergy in Causal Models of Illness: A cross-cultural comparison among migrants and non-migrants in Nashville, TN. Consortium for Biosocial Complexity Dynamical Discussion (Apr 2010).
  • Maupin, Jonathan N. Divergent Models of Community Health Workers in Highland Guatemala. Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings (Mar 2010).
  • Maupin, JN. Complexity, Centrality, and Synergy in Causal Models of Illness: A cross-cultural comparison among migrants and non-migrants in Nashville, TN. American Anthropological Association Annual Conference (Dec 2009).
  • Maupin, JN. Preconceptions and Stereotypes of Patient Conceptual Models of Illness: A Comparison of Medical Providers and Mexican Migrants in Nashville, TN. Society for Medical Anthropology Conference (Sep 2009).

Professional Associations

<p>American Anthropology Association</p> <p>Society for Applied Anthropology, Fellow</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Service

  • ALDEA, Vice President (2013 - Present)
  • Global Health Approach Convener (Spring 2017 - present)
  • University Senate, Senator representing SHESC (2012 - Present)