Marcela Pfaff Nash
Research in Progress
My current research interests include the transition to obesity that accompanies market integration among indigenous children, energy balance, and the nutritional and cultural role of fermented foods.
I am a first-year Anthropology PhD student. I received a BS in Physical Anthropology from Universidad de Chile in 2018. I am originally from Chile, and worked as a field assistant studying nutrition transition in indigenous peoples in the Atacama Desert. I also did research characterizing the diet of past populations from bioarchaeological contexts in the same area. In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, biking, and reading good novels.