Show More

Castaneda, Angela N., Ph.D.




Sociology and Anthropology, Asbury Hall, Room 219
Greencastle, IN

Sociology and Anthropology 

Edward Myers Dolan Professor of Anthropology and Associate Professor of Anthropology

Angela Castañeda is Edward Myers Dolan Professor of Anthropology at DePauw University. Dr. Castañeda earned her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Indiana University. Her research interests include identity, religion, and expressive culture among communities of the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Castañeda’s work has appeared in publications including The Latin Americanist, Comparative Perspectives on Afro-America, The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion, and the Journal of Africana Religions. She is the recipient of the George and Virginia Crane Distinguished Teaching award (2012)

Dr. Castañeda's current work focuses on the cultural politics of reproduction, birth and motherhood. Her project focuses on the role of doulas in birth culture. Dr. Castañeda's most recent publication includes the edited volume Doulas and Intimate Labour: Boundaries, Bodies and Birth (Demeter Press, 2015). In addition to her work as a practicing birth and postpartum doula, she also volunteers as a Spanish childbirth educator in Bloomington, Indiana, and she has served on the Board of Directors for Bloomington Area Birth Services (BABS) and the Advisory Council for the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organization (IMBCO), as well as on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Mother Studies.