Dr. Ruth Goldstein is currently Head Tutor and lecturer in the Folklore and Mythology Program at Harvard University. She is also an affiliate of the Anthropology Department, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights Program. She received her doctoral degree from the joint medical anthropology program at the Universities of California, Berkeley and San Francisco. Her scholarly interests stem from over ten years of working on social and environmental justice issues. Her current book project examines the socio-environmental consequences of transnational infrastructure projects and climate change along Latin America’s recently constructed Interoceanic Road, with a particular focus on intersections of race, women’s health and human rights in Brazil, Peru, and Bolivia.