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Elix Colón


Elix Colón

Dissertation Writer
Research Interests: 
anthropology of aging, demography, care, Cuba, economics, networks, socialism, work


I am a third-year Ph.D. student in the Culture and Society track in the Department of Anthropology. My research focuses on quality of life amongst elders in contemporary Cuba. More specifically, I look at how issues surrounding economic precarity affect care and health practices on the island while also exploring the global implications of demographic aging given the island’s graying population.

Before coming to Stanford, I received my BA in American Studies from Rutgers University, and have since worked as a research assistant and as an educator in Spain through the Fulbright program. Most recently, I spent a second summer in Havana making contacts, researching my project, and taking classes.