Grief & Loss
Robbie Davis-Floyd PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Texas Austin, is a medical anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of reproduction and alternative health care. An international speaker and researcher, she is author of over 80 articles and of Birth as an American Rite of Passage (1992, 2004), and co-author or editor of nine books, most of which have to do with childbirth, midwives, reproduction, and holistic healing. Her daughter, Peyton, was killed in a car wreck in September 2000 just before her 21st birthday, and she has spent the last six years learning to cope with, to live both around and inside of, that devastating loss.