Veronica Sousa is a second-year PhD student in the Anthropology department at Princeton University. She received her MA in the Anthropology department at The New School for Social Research with a Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies; and her BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. Veronica is concerned with how gender, aging, and health are reconfigured in political, legal, and medical realms. Her current work concerns aging, gender, care, family, and the state in both the Azores Islands and mainland Portugal. She is interested in intimate violence, medicine and psychiatry, affect theory, embodiment, sexuality, race, disability, and inequality in this context. She is also interested in histories of colonialism/imperialism and healthcare in Portugal.