Claire L. Wendland



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CLAIRE L. WENDLAND

October 2015

EDUCATION
2004 PhD in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst–conferred “with distinction”

1996 Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

1994 Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency completed, University of New Mexico

1990 MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

1986 BS, Linguistics, Michigan State University–conferred “with high honors”

RESEARCH SPECIALIZATIONS
medical anthropology; globalization and biomedicine; anthropology of reproduction and sexuality; women’s health; professional education and values; African healing; southeast Africa; Native American health
ACADEMIC POSITIONS HELD
2011–present University of Wisconsin

Associate Professor, Anthropology; Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Assistant Professor, Medical History and Bioethics



Affiliate: African Studies Program; Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies; Global Health Institute; Global Studies

2005–2011 University of Wisconsin

Assistant Professor (Departments of Anthropology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Medical History and Bioethics; affiliations also as above)

2007–present University of Malawi College of Medicine

Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2004–2005 University of New Mexico

Clinical Faculty, College of Medicine

2002–2003 University of Malawi College of Medicine

Honorary Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1994–1999 University of New Mexico

Clinical Faculty, College of Medicine
OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD
2004–2005 Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Chinle AZ

1999–2004 locum tenens Obstetrician/Gynecologist (intermittent during graduate school summer and winter breaks), Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Chinle AZ and Gallup NM

1997–1999 Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup NM

1994–1997 Staff, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup NM


SPECIAL HONORS AND AWARDS
2013 University Housing Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison

2011 Phillip R. Certain Letters & Science Distinguished Faculty Award (recognizes outstanding teaching by a College of Letters & Science faculty member)

2010 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Award for Outstanding Service on the Committee on American Indian Affairs, 2006-2010

2008 University Housing Honored Instructor Award, UW-Madison

2007 Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence (pedagogical award from TRIO program, UW-Madison)

2006 Editors’ Prize for best paper published in The Pharos in 2006

2004 Selected by the University of Massachusetts Graduate School as the university’s nominee for Council of Graduate Schools / University Microforms International Outstanding Dissertation Award

2002 Armelagos Award in Medical Anthropology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2001 Woodbury Scholarship, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1994 Resident of Academic Excellence Award, University of New Mexico

1994 First Place Senior Research Paper, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico

1994 Best Chief Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico

1993 Best Resident Teacher, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico

1993 Best Resident Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of New Mexico

1990 Sue Rex Award of Merit (for top graduating medical student), College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

1990 Janet Glasgow Award for Academic Excellence, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

1989 – 1990 Clinical Honors: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

1989 Clinical Honors in International Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona

1982 – 1986 Honors College member, Michigan State University

1982 – 1986 Alumni Distinguished Scholar (full academic scholarship), 1982-86, Michigan State University

1982 National Merit Scholar
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Books and Monographs
2010 Wendland, Claire L. A Heart for the Work: Journeys Through an African Medical School. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Research Articles and Book Chapters (* = peer reviewed)
*2015 Wendland, Claire, and Chiwoza Bandawe. Letter to a young Malawian doctor. In The World of Work: Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs, editor Ilana Gershon, pp. 10-27. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press

*2014 Wendland, Claire. The anthropology of African biomedicine. In The Medical Anthropology of Global Africa, editors Kathryn Rhine, John M. Janzen, Glenn Adams, and Heather Aldersey, pp. 45-53. University of Kansas Press, #26 in the Monographs in Anthropology Series

*2014 Taylor, Janelle, and Claire Wendland. The hidden curriculum in medicine’s culture of no culture. In The Hidden Curriculum and Health Professions Education, editors Joseph O’Donnell and Fred Hafferty, pp. 53-62. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press

*2014 Erikson, Susan, and Claire Wendland. Exclusionary practice: medical schools and global clinical electives Student BMJ: The British Medical Journal 22:g3252 DOI 10.1136/sbmj.g3252

*2013 Wendland, Claire. Exceptional deliveries: Home births as ethical anomalies in American obstetrics. Journal of Clinical Ethics 24(3):253-65

*2013 Mkandawire-Valhmu, Lucy, Claire Wendland, Patricia E. Stevens, Penninah M. Kako, Anne Dressel and Jennifer Kibicho. Marriage as a risk factor for HIV: Learning from the experiences of HIV-infected women in Malawi. Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice 8(2):187-201 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1744192.2012.761261

*2013 Borders, Noelle, Claire Wendland, Amy Haozous, Rebecca Rogers, and Lawrence Leeman. Midwives’ verbal support of nulliparous women in second-stage labor. JOGNN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing DOI: 10.1111/1552-6909.12028

*2012 Wendland, Claire. Animating biomedicine’s moral order: The crisis of practice in Malawian medical training. Current Anthropology; 53(6):755-788.

*2012 Wendland, Claire. Moral maps and medical imaginaries: Clinical tourism at Malawi’s College of Medicine. American Anthropologist 114(1):108-122.

2010 Wendland, Claire. Health Electives in Africa and the Duty to Care in the Age of HIV/AIDS. Virtual Mentor: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics. 12:218-224.

*2008 Wendland, Claire. Research, Therapy, and Bioethical Hegemony: The Controversy over Perinatal AZT Trials in Africa. African Studies Review 51(3):1-23.

*2007 Wendland, Claire. The Vanishing Mother: Cesarean Section and “Evidence-Based Obstetrics.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 21(2):218-233.

*2007 Wendland, Claire and Chiwoza Bandawe. A Qualitative Study of Medical Student Socialization in Malawi’s College of Medicine: Preclinical Training and Identity. Malawi Medical Journal 19(2):68-71.

*2007 Wendland, Claire and Chiwoza Bandawe. A Qualitative Study of Medical Student Socialization in Malawi’s College of Medicine: Clinical Crisis and Beyond. Malawi Medical Journal 19(2):71-74.

*2006 Wendland, Claire. The Cult of Domesticity and the Brotherhood of Science: Gendering American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century. The Pharos 69(3):30-37.

*2000 Leeman, Lawrence and Claire Wendland. Cervical Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis with Endovaginal Ultrasound and Successful Treatment with Methotrexate. Archives of Family Medicine 9(1):72-77.

*1996 Wendland, Claire, Francis Byrne and Cynde Hill. Donor Insemination: A Comparison of Lesbian Couples, Heterosexual Couples and Single Women. Fertility and Sterility, 65(4):764-70.
Book Reviews
2015 Wendland, Claire. Review of Biomedicine in an Unstable Place: Infrastructure and Personhood in a Papua New Guinea Hospital by Alice Street. The Journal of Anthropological Research 71(3).

2015 Wendland, Claire. Review of Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives, edited by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 29(2)

2014 Wendland, Claire. A Vital Mobility. Review of Life in Crisis: The Ethical Journey of Doctors Without Borders by Peter Redfield. Health Affairs 33(2):343.

2013 Wendland, Claire. Review of Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic by Julie Livingston. American Ethnologist 40(3): 594-5.

2012 Wendland, Claire. Review of Modernizing Medicine in Zimbabwe: HIV/AIDS and Traditional Healers by David S. Simmons. Global Public Health 7(10):1188-90

2012 Wendland, Claire. Telling Reproductive Secrets in Urban Mozambique. Review of Family Secrets: Risking Reproduction in Central Mozambique by Rachel R. Chapman. H-Net Reviews: published on H-Africa April 2012

2011 Wendland, Claire. Review of Death in a Church of Life: Moral Passion During Botswana’s Time of AIDS by Frederick Klaits. American Anthropologist 113(4):681-2, December 2011

2008 Wendland, Claire. Baby Blues: Considering Contemporary Maternity (review essay). Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources 29(3-4):1-4.

2007 Wendland, Claire. Review of Borders and Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa, edited by Tracy J. Luedke and Harry G. West. American Anthropologist 109(2):397-398. poor

2006 Wendland, Claire. Lost and Damaged: The Perilous American Pregnancy (review essay). Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women’s Studies Resources 27(2-3):1-5.


Other Materials
2015 Wendland, Claire. Comment [invited response] on Stacey Langwick’s “Partial Publics,” Current Anthropology [epub ahead of print July 15, 2015]

2013 Wendland, Claire. Eggs, feathers and tweets: more news for CAR members. Council for Anthropology and Reproduction spring 2013 newsletter, pp. 8-9.

2012 Wendland, Claire. Teaching anthropology of reproduction for the first time. Council for Anthropology and Reproduction fall 2012 newsletter, pp. 7-8.

2010 Wendland, Claire. Risky business [invited response to the editor]. Hastings Center Report 40(4):7-8.

2006–2010 total of 35 columns on international health for National Council of Chief Clinical Consultants CCC Corner: Focus on the Health of American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Children; newsletter was published regularly through December 2008, was on hiatus for some months, reappeared sporadically as electronic newsletter (renamed Women’s Health Notes) from 2009 to 2010; complete list available on request

2010 Confidential report for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on American Indian Affairs: Anchorage Native Primary Care Center and South Central Foundation, Alaska (team leader and lead author)

2009 Confidential report for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on American Indian Affairs: Albuquerque Indian Hospital and to First Nations Community HealthSource (team leader and lead author)

2008 Confidential report for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on American Indian Affairs: Claremore Service Unit, Oklahoma (team leader and lead author)

2006 Confidential report for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on American Indian Affairs: Fort Peck Service Unit, Montana (team leader and lead author)

1991 Wendland, Claire. Resident Handbook. (Manual for University of New Mexico house staff in family practice and obstetrics and gynecology, 114 pages written and illustrated – manual is still in use under new editorship.)


RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS
Publications In Press or Under Review (copies available on request)
----- Wendland, Claire. Estimating death: a close reading of maternal mortality metrics in Malawi. Chapter for edited collection, Metrics: What Counts in Global Health, editor Vincanne Adams [in press at Duke University Press; anticipated release date November 2015]

----- Wendland, Claire, Susan Erikson, and Noelle Sullivan. Beneath the spin: moral complexity and rhetorical simplicity in global health volunteering. Chapter for proposed edited collection, Volunteer Economies: The Politics and Ethics of Voluntary Labour in Africa, editors Hannah Brown and Ruth J. Prince. [in press at James Currey Press; anticipated release May 2016]

----- Wendland, Claire, Janelle Taylor, and Frederic Hafferty. Medical work as cultural practice. Chapter for edited collection, Behavioral and Social Science in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care, editors Matthew Muldoon et al. [in press at Springer International]

----- Sulzer, Sandra, Noah Weeth Feinstein, and Claire Wendland. Assessing empathy development in medical education: a systematic review. [accepted for publication at Medical Education]

----- Wendland, Claire. Opening up the black box: Looking for a more capacious version of capacity in global health partnerships. [accepted for publication at Canadian Journal of African Studies, special issue editors P. Wenzel Geissler and Noemi Tousignant]

----- Wendland, Claire. Legitimate care, dangerous care, and childbirth in an urban African community. Chapter for proposed edited collection, The Medical Continuum: African Pluralisms in the 21st Century, editors Carolyn Sargent and William Olsen. [under review at Indiana University Press]

----- Peters, Rebecca Warne and Claire Wendland. “Up the Africanist”: the possibilities and problems of ‘studying up’ in Africa [special issue introduction, under review with assembled special-issue papers at Critical African Studies]
Publications In Prep
------ Wendland, Claire. Giving Birth to Death: African Mothers’ Bodies and Expert Imaginations. Book manuscript that explores narratives of maternal death, among a wide range of biomedical and informal-sector workers who are consulted as experts in pregnancy and birth, in an urban area of Malawi where death rates appear to be anomalously high and no single explanation is widely accepted. [In revisions; complete manuscript to be submitted to the University of Chicago Press]

----- Wendland, Claire. Ethics and enclaves [undergoing revisions; to be submitted to Medical Anthropology Quarterly]


RESEARCH SUPPORT AND OTHER FUNDING
Funding Applications Pending
Provider and family perceptions of therapeutic lumbar puncture in critical ill Malawian and Zambian children. Doug Postel and Lucinda Manda, co-PIs. Proposal to the NIH currently being drafted. Study team member and senior consultant.
Dilemmas of serostatus disclosure among health care providers caring for children and adolescents in Malawi. PI Claire Wendland, Co-I Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu. Proposal to the NSF currently being drafted.
Vulnerability and resilience: a multi-methods, multi-sectoral study of rural Malawian adolescents. PI Nancy Kendall, Co-I Claire Wendland. Proposal to the NSF under revision; to be submitted January 2016.
Online health information seeking: effects on the doctor-patient relationship. PI Claire Wendland, Co-I Noah Weeth Feinstein [$96,890 -- submitted to AHRQ PAR-10-168 9 October 2012; project passed first round of reviews and then was apparently dropped during sequestration]
Physician empathy and patient self-advocacy – a mixed-methods study. PI Noah Weeth Feinstein, Co-I Claire Wendland [$24, 163 -- submitted to the Gold Foundation 4 September 2012; no response despite repeated entreaties]
Research Support
2016-2017 Elected Residential Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. [Declined.]

2015 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation #1451215, “Breathing Uncertainty: Risk, Exposure, and Air Pollution Management in Mongolia's Capital City,” with dissertator and co-PI Chisato Fukuda ($10,507)

2014-2019 H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison ($50,000)

2014-2016 Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Research Award, for “Health, Healing, and Science in Africa,” with co-PIs Neil Kodesh (History) and Pablo Gomez (Medical History and Bioethics) ($33,000)

2014-2015 Graduate School Fall Research Competition Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for “Social belonging, social vulnerability, and reproductive life courses for girls in rural Malawi. PI Claire Wendland, Co-I Nancy Kendall, ($40,286)

2014 Feminist Scholars Award, Center for Research on Gender and Women, University of Wisconsin-Madison (one-semester teaching release for in-residence fellowship), for “Maternity, morality, and midwifery: anxieties over birth attendants in colonial Nyasaland”

2013-2014 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute Award, for “A Systematic Review of Empathy Development in Medical Education,” with co-PIs Sandra Sulzer (University of North Carolina) and Noah Weeth Feinstein (Curriculum & Instruction) ($5000)

2012-2013 Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation #1226577, “Origins of Diabetes Concepts in an Urban American Indian Community,” with dissertator Margaret Pollak ($21,678)

2011-2013 Global Health Institute seed grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, with co-PI Nancy Kendall (Educational Policy Studies), “Participatory Action Research and Planning to Improve Young Women’s Reproductive Health: A lever for change in reaching the MDGs” ($40,000)

2011-2012 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Post-PhD Research Grant: “African Mothers’ Bodies and Expert Imaginations in Historical Perspective” ($13,135)

2011-2012 Graduate School Fall Research Competition Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Multi-Disciplinary Team Application with co-PI Noah Feinstein (Curriculum & Instruction) “A Mixed-Methods Study of Clinician Empathy in the Context of Patient Self-Advocacy” ($33,000)

2010–2012 Vilas Associates Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison (research support of $12,500 yearly for two years, and 2/9 summer salary for summers 2010 and 2011)

2010 Institute for Research in the Humanities Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison (release from spring semester teaching and administrative duties)

2007–2008 A.W. Mellon Foundation Workshop Grant, Humanities Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Reproducing Bodies: Technologies and Ideologies” (co-authored with other faculty members and graduate students; extension of previous year’s program funded for $2500)

2007 Graduate School Fall Research Competition Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Bearing Risk: Childbirth and the Globalization of Biomedicine” ($22,000)

2006–2007 A.W. Mellon Foundation Workshop Grant, Humanities Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Bodies and the Production of Perversity” (co-authored with other faculty members and graduate students, $5000)

2005 University of Wisconsin Graduate School Research Support (start-up funding: $22,000)

2005 University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Research Support (start-up funding: $22,000 in flexible funds)

2005 University of Wisconsin African Studies Program Research Support (start-up funding: $1,500 for computers and software)

2005 University of Wisconsin International Institute Research Support (start-up funding: $2,000 in flexible funds)

2003–2004 Graduate School Fellow, University of Massachusetts at Amherst–writing fellowship ($11,000)

2002–2003 Social Science Research Council / American Council of Learned Societies International Dissertation Field Research Fellow, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ($15,000)

2002–2003 Graduate School Fellow, University of Massachusetts at Amherst–field research fellowship ($9000)

2002 Graduate School Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts at Amherst ($300)

2000 Graduate School Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts at Amherst ($300)
Continuing Professional Education and Pedagogical Support
2015 Faculty co-leader with Professor Neil Kodesh, Center for the Humanities Faculty Development Seminar “Global Health?  Rethinking Medical Humanities from the Periphery” (course release)

2011 Center for the Humanities Faculty Development Seminar “LGBTQ studies: its past, present, and promise in humanities,” selected participant ($500)

2009 Award from UW-Madison African Studies Program to develop and teach new interdisciplinary graduate course with Professor Neil Kodesh on the history and anthropology of social healing in Africa (first taught fall 2009 as Anthropology / History 983; second offering spring 2012)

2007 Wisconsin Idea Seminar; funded by University of Wisconsin-Madison and a grant from the Evjue Foundation

2006 Foreign Language Area Studies summer fellowship in Chichewa, ($6500)
PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (since 2010: full list on request)
Invited Presentations
2015 Can health systems “travel”? How socio-political contexts are shaping health services in Africa. Joint public session of the University of Bergen and the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway

2015 Maternal mortality in Africa: the stories that equations tell. Dartmouth College / Dartmouth School of Medicine lecture in Global Health, Hanover NH

2015 Legitimate care, dangerous care and childbirth in an urban African community. Medical Humanities Work Group, Humanities Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

2015 Troubling Silences: the Rhetoric of 'Global Health' Volunteering. Department of Anthropology and School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2014 Stories, Equations, and the Measurement of Maternal Mortality in Africa. Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, University of California San Francisco

2014 Building Stories from Bodies: Narratives of Maternal Death in Malawi. Culpeper Lecture Series, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California San Francisco

2014 Learning What to Unsee: An Anthropological Look at Medical Education in the Age of Global Health, School of Medicine and Global Health Program, University of California San Francisco

2014 Beyond citizenship: working out claims and obligations with maternal bodies. Department of Anthropology Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2014 Celebrations, Silences, and Contemporary “Global Health” Volunteering in Africa, Africa at Noon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2014 Thinking with Numbers: Maternal Mortality and Its Measurement in Africa. Health in Africa Colloquium Series, University of Florida

2014 Hoofbeats Might Not Mean Horses—An Anthropological Look at Medical Training. Dual-Degree Program Speaker Series, Michigan State University

2014 Numbers and Stories in Global Health. Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University

2014 Equations, Epistemologies and Effects: Reconsidering a Critical Maternal Health Indicator. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2013 Going Global in Health: “How Shall We Know the Way Forward?” Invited speaker, University of Notre Dame

2013 The Place of “Real Medicine” in Medical Education: An American's Reflections on Work in Malawi. Invited speaker, “Whose Medicine? Whose Care? Troubling Inequities in the Migration of Health Care.” Rabinowitz Symposium on Bioethics, University of Washington

2013 Medical Education in the Age of Global Health. Invited keynote, “Vital Signs: The State of the Art and Science of Medicine and Society,” 5th Biennial National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, San Franscisco, CA

2012 Thinking With Bodies: Narrating Unsafe Maternity in Malawi. Invited speaker, Rice University Department of Anthropology

2012 Imagining Elsewhere: Medical Training in the Age of Global Health. Invited speaker, Princeton University Global Health Colloquium Series

2011 Bodies and Stories: Expert Explanations of Unsafe Motherhood in Malawi. Invited speaker, University of Florida Center for African Studies Baraza lecture series

2011 “Missionaries, Mercenaries, and Misfits”: Imagining Global Health. Invited keynote speaker, Seventh Annual Global Health Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2011 Global Health Lecture: A Heart for the Work. Invited speaker, Northwestern University Program in African Studies

2011 Millennium Development Goal 5: Improving Maternal Health. Invited presentation, Global Health Incubator Series, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2010 Making Sense of Bodies: Expert Imaginations and Unsafe Motherhood in Malawi. Institute for Research in the Humanities Seminar Series, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2010 Caregiving and Medicine. Discussant for talk by Professor Arthur Kleinman, Medical Anthropology Speaker Series, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Conference Presentations
2015 [pending November 2015] Invited roundtable participant, “Metrics: What Counts in Global Health,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver CO

2015 [pending November 2015] Invited discussant, “Exhausting Education: Belonging, Abandonment and Sacrifice in Late Liberal Education,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver CO

2015 [pending November 2015] Reproductive Violence, Fast and Slow. Paper for panel “Vulnerability in Malawi,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee WI

2015 “Learning from the aftermath: the rise and fall of birth workers at the boundary in Malawi,” European Association of Social Anthropologists’ Meeting on Anthropology and Global Health, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

2015 Starter kits and easy blessings: dreaming possibilities in everyday maternity care in Malawi. Invited plenary speaker, Dreaming of Health and Science in Africa: Aesthetics, Affects, Poetics and Politics. Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK

2015 Invited workshop participant, The Ethiopian “Model Family”: Primary Health Care Provision Within the Social and Political Context of the “Developmental State.” Organizers Lovise Aalen, Marit Østebø. Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway.

2014 What’s in that Black Box? Looking for a More Capacious Version of Capacity. Invited plenary speaker, Making Scientific Capacity in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, University of Cambridge, UK

2014 Laboring Women and Dangerous Care in an Urban African Setting. Paper presented at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC

2014 Ethics of Home Birth. Invited panel participant, Home Birth Summit III, Seattle, WA

2013 The Trouble with Health Indicators. Paper presented at American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago IL

2013 Engaging a New Public? Studying Up in Africa – panel co-chair (with Rebecca Peters) and discussant, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago IL

2013 Belonging in Africa: African citizenship, modern identities, territorial legitimacy, and the issue of “autochthony” – roundtable panelist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Distinguished Lecture Series with Luise White and Peter Geschiere

2013 Participatory action research and planning to improve young women’s reproductive health. Ninth Annual Global Health Symposium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI

2012 Explanations and uncertainties surrounding unsafe motherhood in Malawi. Invited panelist, New Approaches to Maternal Mortality in Africa. Cambridge University, Cambridge UK

2012 Health, healing, and medicine. Invited panel chair, 50/Forward: A Half-Century of African Studies at Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2012 Moving Forward in African Studies: A Roundtable for Emerging Scholars. Invited roundtable chair, 50/Forward: A Half-Century of African Studies at Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2012 Responding to the internet-savvy patient: A mixed methods study of physician empathy and patient self-advocacy. [jointly developed paper, presented by Noah Weeth Feinstein] American Educational Research Association annual meeting, San Francisco CA

2011 Invited workshop participant and discussant, Professional Dilemmas of Clinical Practice in Africa. Organizers Steven Feierman, Julie Livingston. Institute for Advanced Study, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

2011 Discussant: Geographic Legacies, Embodied Futures: Tracing Place in Medical Anthropology. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

2010 Co-organizer and panelist for session, Selective Circulation: Transnational NGOs and Enclaves of Punctuated Development in Africa. Paper title, Ambiguous Presences: Therapeutic Enclaves in Expert Narratives of Maternal Death. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

2010 Invited panel chair, Kansas African Studies Center Medical Anthropology in Global Africa 2010 Conference, Lawrence, KS. Panel title: Policies, Professionals, and Healthcare Institutions.

2010 Discussant: Our Places, Our Selves: Space, Place, and Authenticity. Central States Anthropological Society Annual Meeting, Madison, WI


Guest Lectures not at University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 Medical training in the US and abroad. Global Health (Abigail Neely), Dartmouth College

2015 “Questions with the Author,” Medical Anthropology (João Biehl), Princeton University

2013 A Heart for the Work. Interview and informal discussion with medical anthropology class, University of Notre Dame

2013 “Questions with the Author” series, class on Life and Death in Africa, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St. Olaf College

2012 Medical Socialization and Global Health. Interview by interdisciplinary class on medical socialization, Rice University

2012 Clinical tourism and global health – an informal discussion with students in Critical Approaches to Global Health class, Princeton University

2011 Global Health Experiences: What is at Stake? Interdisciplinary Global Health Course, Northwestern University
2006-2015 forty-five guest lectures for various classes in anthropology, history of science, African studies, medicine and related disciplines taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; dates and titles available on request

1999–2001 three guest lectures for medical anthropology classes, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; dates and titles available on request

1993–2000 seventeen continuing medical education or public lectures on health topics in New Mexico and Arizona; dates and titles available on request
TEACHING AND MENTORING
Courses taught at the University of Wisconsin (2005–present; does not include independent studies or directed reading and research)
Anthro 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity

Anthro 330 Topics in Ethnology: Culture and Health in Africa

Anthro 365 Medical Anthropology

Anthro 490 Undergraduate Capstone Seminar: The Anthropology of Sexuality

Anthro 490 Undergraduate Capstone Seminar: The Anthropology of Health in Africa

Anthro 490 Undergraduate Capstone Seminar: The Anthropology of Reproduction

Anthro 690 Ethics and Anthropology

Anthro 900 Fundamentals of Anthropological Theory

Anthro 901 Graduate Seminar: Health, Illness and Healing in Contemporary Africa

Anthro 909 Research Methods and Design in Cultural Anthropology

Anthro 919 Graduate Seminar: Anthropology and International Health (developed by me; granted permanent course status fall 2008)

Anthro 983 Health, Disease, and Healing in Africa (co-developed and co-taught with Prof. Neil Kodesh; cross-listed in History and several other disciplines – also taught as Anthro 940)

MHB 728 Bioethics and Society (co-developed and co-taught with Prof. Linda Hogle)

Med Sci 860 Patient, Doctor and Society 3


Student Advising, Graduate
Dissertation Advisor (student awards listed)

Chisato Fukuda, Anthropology

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2015-16

Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2014-2015

Fellowship for Harvard STS Summer School: Science and Governance at the Frontiers of Life, 2014

Arvin B. Weinstein Award, Department of Anthropology, 2014

Fulbright Institute of International Education Fellowship, 2014-15

Holtz Center Graduate Top-Up Fellowship, 2014

Holtz Center Summer Scholars Program, 2014

Holtz Center Summer Travel Award, 2014

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, 2013

Summer Research Award from the American College of Mongolian Studies, 2013

Holtz Center Summer Scholars Program, 2013

Foreign Language and Area Studies summer award for study of Mongolian, [declined], 2013

Foreign Language and Area Studies summer award for study of Mongolian, 2012

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2011-12, Hmong

Christina Cappy, Anthropology and Education Policy Studies joint PhD [co-advisor Prof. Amy Stambach]

Vilas Conference Presentation Award, UW-Madison Graduate School, 2015

PEO Scholar Award ($15,000), 2015-16

Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, 2014-15

Finalist and scholarship recipient, Hawkinson Foundation Peace and Justice Scholarship, 2013-14

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2012-13, Zulu

Department of Anthropology Miller / Hitchcock/ Weinstein Award, 2012

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2011-12, Zulu

Rachael Goodman, Anthropology [original advisor Prof. Kirin Narayan]

Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship, 2014-15

FLAS Academic Year Fellowship for Hindi, 2012-2013

Center for South Asia Summer Research Grant, 2012

FLAS Academic Year Fellowship for Hindi, 2011-2012

FLAS SASLI Summer Fellowship for Hindi, 2011

Christine Jeske, Anthropology

now Visiting Assistant Professor, Wheaton College

Vilas Conference Presentation Award, UW-Madison Graduate School, 2015

John T. Hitchcock Prize in Anthropology, 2015

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, 2013

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2012-13, Zulu

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2011-12, Zulu

Rachel Silver (joint-degree candidate with Educational Policy Studies, joint advisee with Prof. Amy Stambach), fall 2012-fall 2013

Jordan Prize for best graduate paper, African Studies Program, 2015

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, 2015

University Fellow in Educational Policy Studies, 2011-2015

Phi Kappa Phi Zillman Summer Research Award, 2013

Meg Collier Pollak, Anthropology: “Concepts of Diabetes among Practitioners and Patients in Chicago’s American Indian Community” defended December 2014, deposited April 2015—now Postdoctoral Fellow in Global Studies, Northwestern University

Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-16 (declined)

Vilas Conference Presentation Award, UW-Madison Graduate School, 2014

Anthropology Graduate Student Travel Award, 2014

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2012-13

Jacobs Research Fund Award, 2012

Phillips Fund for Native American Research Award, 2012

Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, 2012

Vilas Travel Grant, 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Dissertation Grant, 2010

Holtz Center Summer Research Award, 2009 and 2012

Elizabeth Bintrim, Anthropology: “Consuming Poverty: Voluntourism and the Privatization of Development” [original advisor Prof. Sharon Hutchinson] defended December 2013—now editor, Demco Publishing

Mellon-Wisconsin Dissertation Writing Camp, 2013

Fulbright-Hays Award for Dissertation Research, 2010-11

Foreign Language and Area Studies summer award for study of Chichewa, 2009

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Swahili, 2008-9

Graduate Student International Field Research Award, UW-Madison, 2008

Scott Kloeck-Jensen Research Fellowship, UW-Madison, 2008

Department of Anthropology Travel Grant, 2007 and 2008

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, Swahili, 2007-8

Foreign Language and Area Studies summer award for study of Swahili, 2007

Ayeshah Émon, Anthropology: “Classifying Men and Semen: Commercial Cryobanking and the Creation of Value” defended May 2012 [original advisor Prof. Sharon Hutchinson]

Holtz Center Travel Award, 2011

Holtz Center Travel Award, 2009

Holtz Center Summer Research Award, 2007

Robert Wood Johnson summer field research award, 2007
Dissertation Committees (no student awards listed – students are at University of Wisconsin-Madison unless noted otherwise)

Emma Swift, Public Health, University of Iceland

June Jeon, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Jocelyn Killmer, Anthropology, Syracuse University

Valerie Stull, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies: “Sustainable Food Security and Health: A Modified Rapid Health Impact Assessment of Small-Scale Insect Farming in Zambia”

Boonlert Visetpricha, Anthropology: “Structural Violence and Homelessness: Searching for Happiness on the Streets of Manila, the Philippines” (defended June 2015) – now Lecturer, Thammasat University, Thailand

Sophia Friedson-Ridenour, Education Policy Studies: (defended June 2015)--now Postdoctoral Fellow, 4W Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jessica Mason, Anthropology: “Schisms and Solidarities: Feminism, LGBT Rights, and Reclaiming Politics in Russia’s New Left” (defended May 2015) – now lecturer, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dawn Magnusson, Population Health Sciences: “Individual, County and State Level Determinants of Parent-Reported Need and Unmet Need for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services among Young Children with Developmental Delay” (defended April 2014) – now Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tanya Cook, Sociology: “Exploring Childbirth Outcomes: A Study of the Interactional Components of Labor and Delivery” (defended August 2013) – now Faculty, Community College of Aurora

Sarah Besky, Anthropology: “Changing Agricultural Practice, Regimes of Value, and Visions of Justice in Darjeeling Tea Production” (defended May 2012) – now Assistant Professor, Brown University

Susan Rottmann, Anthropology: “Ethical Horizons at “Home” for German-Turkish Return Migrants” (defended May 2012) – now Student Life Office Team Leader, Özyeğin University, Turkey

Tanya Rodriguez, Anthropology: “Quests for Authenticity: Curanderismo in the South Texas Borderlands” (defended May 2012) – now business consultant and ethnographer, Hormel Foods

Natalie Porter, Anthropology: “Threatening Lives: Controlling Avian Flu in Vietnam’s Poultry Economy” (defended February 2012) – now Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Notre Dame University

Abby Neely, Geography: “Reconfiguring Pholela: Local People and Government Bureaucrats from the 1930s to 1980” (defended August 2011) – now Assistant Professor of Geography, Dartmouth College

Alex Nading, Anthropology: “Dengue in the Landscape: Pollution, Poverty, and the Politics of Public Health in Urban Nicaragua” (defended March 2011) –now Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

Shannon Withycombe, History of Science: “Deciphering Clots: The Science of Pregnancy Loss in Nineteenth-Century America” (defended July 2010) – now Assistant Professor in History of Medicine, University of New Mexico

Evgenia Fotiou, Anthropology: “From Medicine Men to Day Trippers: Shamanic Tourism in Iquitos, Peru” (defended May 2010) – now Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Kent State University

Gabrielle Detjen, Population Health Sciences: “Health and Acculturation of Hmong in the United States” (defended April 2008) – now Quality Assurance Director, Monroe Clinic, Monroe, Wisconsin

Mario Cubas, Anthropology: “Performing Cubanidad: Identity and Expressive Culture in Cuban Miami” (defended December 2006) – now instructor, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, Florida

Alice Oleson, Anthropology: “All People Want to Sing: Mortlockese Migrants Controlling Knowledge, Historical Disaster, and Protestant Identity on Pohnpei, FSM” (defended May 2006) – now Assistant Professor and Department Chair, Sociology and Criminal Justice Department, University of Dubuque, Dubuque Iowa
Prelim Committees

Ellen Hebden, Anthropology and Ethnomusicology joint degree program

Valerie Stull, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (prelim passed April 2015)

Chisato Fukuda, Anthropology (prelim passed October 2014)

Rachel Silver, Anthropology and Educational Policy Studies joint degree program (prelim passed October 2014)

Christine Jeske, Anthropology (prelim passed April 2014)

Christina Cappy, Anthropology (prelim passed May 2013)

Rachael Goodman, Anthropology (prelim passed April 2013)

Dawn Magnusson, Population Health Sciences (prelim passed April 2013)

Boonlert Visetpricha, Anthropology (prelim passed November 2012)

Sophia Friedson-Ridenour, Education Policy Studies (prelim passed May 2012)

Jocelyn Killmer, Anthropology, Syracuse University (prelim passed April 2012)

Meg Collier, Anthropology (prelim passed May 2011)

Jessica Mason, Anthropology (prelim passed May 2011)

Karin Butterworth, Anthropology (prelim passed December 2010)

Elizabeth Bintrim, Anthropology (prelim passed August 2010)

Natalie Porter, Anthropology (prelim passed August 2008)

Alex Nading, Anthropology (prelim passed August 2007)

Gabrielle Detjen, Population Health Sciences (prelim passed October 2006)

Ayeshah Iftikhar, Anthropology (prelim passed December 2006)



Masters’ Advising

Ellen Hebden (joint-degree candidate with Ethnomusicology, joint advisee with Prof. Ron Radano), 2013-2014

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2014-15, Swahili

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2013-14, Portuguese

Anthropology Graduate Student Travel Award, fall 2014

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, 2014

Arvin B. Weinstein Award, Department of Anthropology, spring 2014

Selah Agaba (joint-degree candidate with Educational Policy Studies, joint advisee with Prof. Nancy Kendall), fall 2014—

Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, 2015

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, AY 2015-16, Swahili

Morgan Iddings, fall 2013-fall 2014

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow, summer award for study of Bulgarian from the Slavic, East European and Near Eastern Summer Intensive Language Institute, 2014

Chisato Fukuda, fall 2011-fall-2013

Christine Jeske, fall 2011-fall 2013

Rachel Silver, fall 2012-fall 2013

Christina Cappy, fall 2009-spring 2011

Meg Collier, fall 2008-spring 2010

Kathleen Ratteree, fall 2006-spring 2008


Masters’ Thesis Committees

Cynthia Anderson, Masters in Public Health: “Ethiopia Collaborative Training in OB/GYN: Capacity Building to Reduce Maternal and Perinatal Mortality” (defended MPH capstone project May 2012)

Christina Cappy, Masters in Educational Policy Studies: “The Politics of Partnership: The Phelps-Stokes Fund and Carnegie Corporation in South Africa in the Early Twentieth Century (defended MA thesis May 2012)

Independent Study (excluding dissertation supervision)

Ruben Franco, Fall 2014

Will Voinot-Baron, Fall 2014

Edgar Valles, Fall 2014

Kendra Thomson, Fall 2014

Christine Jeske, Fall 2013

Christina Cappy, Spring 2012 and Spring 2013

Boonlert Visetpricha, Spring 2012

Meg (Collier) Pollak, Spring 2011

Meg Collier, Fall 2010

Karin Butterworth, Spring 2009

Miles Kirby, Spring 2009

Kathleen Ratteree, Fall 2006

Ayeshah Iftikhar, Fall 2006

Elizabeth Jackson, Fall 2005

Alex Nading, Fall 2005



Student Advising, Undergraduate
Individual Majors Committee Chair

Stephanie Koczela, African Women’s Health, 2006-2008

Senior Honors Thesis Advisor

Abby Flood, Anthropology: “Disclosure of HIV Status,” 2008-2009

Stephanie Hall, Anthropology: “Professional Interpretations of Lyme Disease,” 2007-2008

Kristin Wolf, Anthropology: “Responses to Systematic Sexual Violence and other Human Rights Atrocities in Rwanda, Uganda, and Sudan and the Effects on Victims of Sexual Violence,” 2006-2007 (with Prof. Sharon Hutchinson)

Senior Thesis Advisor

Mai See Thao, Anthropology: “Hmong Women’s Health in Wisconsin,” 2009-2010 (with Prof. Larry Nesper)

Stephanie Koczela, Individual Major in African Women’s Health: “Neglect: An Analysis of the Safe Motherhood Initiative’s Attention to Poor Women,” 2007-2008

Richard Olson, Anthropology: “Globalization and Homogenization of the Gay Male Identity,” 2005-2006

McNair Scholar Faculty Mentor

Mai See Thao, 2009-2010

Independent Study Supervisor

Samantha Harris, Spring 2011

Ryan Singh, Spring 2008

Nalubega Mukasa, Spring 2006


SERVICE
Public Service
Public Presentations and Outreach (since 2010)
2015 Thinking through “global health” electives: invited discussion with pre-health professions students, Madison WI

2014 Post-screening panel discussion, invited panelist, “God Loves Uganda,” Madison WI

2013 Library Liaison Forum panelist, “Charting the Tenure Process”

2012 Post-screening panel discussion, invited moderator, “Freedom for Birth,” Madison WI

2012 Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Today. Presentation to Madison Area Kiwanis Club, Madison WI

2012 Mwaswela Bwanji! Working with Chichewa. Panelist for “Languages and Global Health,” public series on “Language for Life” from The Language Institute, UW-Madison

2011 Post-screening expert talk-back panel member, “More Business of Being Born,” Madison WI

2010 Pitfalls and Progress on the Road to Better Maternal Health. Act for the World! Educational Forum on the UN Millennium Development Goals, Madison, WI

2010 African Health in the Age of HIV/AIDS. Global Hot Spots Lecture Series, Wisconsin Alumni Association. (Lecture also taped for later broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television University Place channel.)

2010 International Medical Work (panelist), American Medical Student Association, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Professional Service in Medicine [see also National Professional Service, below]
1986-1999 member and/or chair of a number of hospital-level, county-level, and regional-level committees; titles available on request
Other Outreach and Consultation Activities
2010-2012 consultant on administrative supplement to NIH parent grant, R01 HD049819-04 (PI Dr. Rebecca Rogers, University of New Mexico), “Alterations in the Pelvic floor in Pregnancy, Labor and the Ensuing Years”: my paid consultancy entails assisting in analysis of observed verbal and non-verbal directions given to women in the second stage of labor, and the correlation of these directions with expulsive efforts

2008–2010 several informal (unpaid) consultations with staff at county Department of Public Health on investigation of unexplained reductions in newborn survival and health disparities in Dane County: “Reducing Infant Mortality in Wisconsin” project

2006 presentation to and informal (and unpaid) consultation with City of Madison Platinum Biking City Planning Committee on using qualitative research methods to assess community perceptions about biking and barriers to biking
University Service
University Organizations and Committees
2014-2016 Global Health Institute Executive Committee

2015 Graduate School Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Dissertation Fellowships Committee

2015 P.B. Poorman Prize Committee

2014-2015 Global Health Certificate Review Committee

2014-2015 Mid-Career Mentoring Working Group

2014-2015 Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships Committee, Global Studies

2013–2016 Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (Committee Chair, 2014-2015)

2013-2014 Graduate Student Awards Committee, Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies

2011–2013 Women Faculty Mentoring Program mentor for Assistant Professor Laura Senier, Sociology

2011–2012 African Studies Fellowships Committee

2010–present Steering Committee, Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007–2010 Steering Committee, What is Human initiative of the Humanities Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007–2009 African Studies Fellowships Committee

2005–2008 Department of Population Health Sciences, Masters in Public Health Program, Admissions Committee

2008 Reviewer, Graduate Women in Science Ruth Dickie Scholarship Competition

2005—2006 Robert Wood Johnson Working Group on Transdisciplinary Studies in Health in Society


Department Organizations and Committees
2015-2016 Chair, Lectures and Colloquium Committee, Department of Anthropology

2015 Annual Review Committee chair, Assistant Professor Hayder Al-Mohammad

2015 Annual Review Committee member, Assistant Professor Richard McFarland

2015 Annual Review Committee member, Academic Staff member James Burton

2014-present Department mentor for Assistant Professor Jerome Camal

2014-2015 Secretary of the Executive Faculty, Department of Anthropology

2014 Lectures and Colloquium Committee, Department of Anthropology

2014 Annual Review Committee member, Academic Staff member James Burton

2013-present Archaeological Chemistry oversight committee, Department of Anthropology

2013-2014 Search Committee, Assistant Professor position in Biological Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

2013 Curriculum / TA Policies and Procedures Committee, Department of Anthropology fall semester only

2012 Review Committee for Assistant Professor Dayle DeLancey, Medical History and Bioethics Department

2011-2012 Cultural Section Head and member of Advisory Committee to the Chair, Department of Anthropology

2011-2012 Faculty Awards Committee, Department of Anthropology

2011-2012 Space Committee, Department of Anthropology

2007–2010 Secretary of the Faculty, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin (also Secretary of the Cultural Section 2010)

2007 Search Committee, one-year lecturer position, Medical History and Bioethics

2006–2010 Elected Faculty Senator, University of Wisconsin

2006–2007 Lectures Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin

2005–2006 Faculty Minority and Diversity Liaison, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin

2005–2006 Admissions and Student Awards Committee, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin

2001–2002 Chair, Anthropology Graduate Caucus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst


Other Professional Service
International and National Professional Service

2015 Search committee, Medical Anthropology Quarterly editor position

2014-2015 Society for Medical Anthropology Polgar Prize Committee

2013–present Council on Anthropology and Reproduction Book Prize Committee

2011–2013 Chair, Council on Anthropology and Reproduction

2012–2013 Research Advisory Committee member for Dr. Bregje de Kok, Research Fellow, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

2007–present Council on Anthropology and Reproduction Steering Committee

2007–2011 Council on Anthropology and Reproduction Student Paper Prize Committee

2010 Rudolf Virchow Award Professional Paper Prize Committee, Critical Anthropology of Global Health Caucus, Society for Medical Anthropology

2006–2010 Member, Committee on American Indian Affairs, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (team leader and lead report author 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010)

2007–2009 Global Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics curriculum, one of five international reviewers
Manuscript and Grant Reviews
University of California Press (2015)

University of Chicago Press (2012, 2013)

Stanford University Press (2011)

Rutgers University Press (2014, 2015)

Cambridge University Press (2008)

Center for the Humanities First Book Award (2015)


Africa (special issue reviewer 2012)

African Studies Quarterly (2007)

African Studies Review (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009x2)

American Anthropologist (2011, 2015)

American Ethnologist (2013, 2015)

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health (2015x2)

Anthropological Quarterly (2013)

Cultural Studies Review (2012)

Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry (2013, 2014)

Cultural Anthropology (2014)

Ethnohistory (2006)

Global Health Action (2014)

Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History (2010)

Medical Anthropology (2009, 2012, 2014x2, 2015)

Medical Anthropology Quarterly (2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014)

PLoS One (2011)

Social Politics (2009)

Social Science and Medicine (2011, 2013, 2014)

Social Studies of Science (2013)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2013)

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2014)

The Wellcome Trust (2010, 2012, 2014)

National Science Foundation (2008)
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2015–present National Women’s Studies Association

2009–present Central States Anthropological Society

2007–present Science, Technology and Medicine Interest Group, Society for Medical Anthropology

2006–present Council for the Anthropology of Reproduction, Society for Medical Anthropology

2005–present African Studies Association

2005–present Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists

2004–present Global Health Council

2001–present Critical Anthropology of Global Health Caucus (until 2006 the Critical Anthropology of Health Interest Group), Society for Medical Anthropology

2000–present American Anthropological Association

2000–present Society for Medical Anthropology

1990–present American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Fellow 1996- present, Junior Fellow 1990-96

1988–present Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

1985–present Phi Beta Kappa

1984–present Phi Kappa Phi



LANGUAGES

Chichewa intermediate-level speaking, comprehension, reading and writing

German advanced-level reading; fair to intermediate writing, speech and comprehension

French intermediate reading and writing; fair speech and comprehension

English native

MEDICAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

2002–present Malawi Medical Council Register of Specialists

1996–present Board Certified, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (written examination passed 1994; oral examination passed 1996; voluntary annual “Maintenance of Certification” examinations 1999–present.)

1993–present New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners



1991 Certified, National Board of Medical Examiners


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