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Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH, is the William K. Lanman Jr., Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.She is the current and founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS) and has served as director of the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale (2008-2011) and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Michigan (2004-2006). She is one of six medical anthropologists in Yale’s Department of Anthropology. A specialist on Middle Eastern gender and health issues, Inhorn has conducted research on the social impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Arab America over the past 25 years.



Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Histories, Activisms, and Futures

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, co-edited with Emily A. Wentzell, Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Histories, Activisms, and Futures (Duke University Press).

In this important collection, prominent scholars who helped to establish medical anthropology as an area of study reflect on the field’s past, present, and future. In doing so, they demonstrate that medical anthropology has developed dynamically, through its intersections with activism, with other subfields in anthropology, and with disciplines as varied as public health, the biosciences, and studies of race and ethnicity.

Contributors. Lawrence Cohen, Didier Fassin, Faye Ginsburg, Marcia C. Inhorn, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Emily Martin, Lynn M. Morgan, Richard Parker, Rayna Rapp, Merrill Singer, Emily A. Wentzell

“A wonderful feat by an eminent group of scholars, this exhilarating book charts medical anthropology’s diverse intellectual history and future challenges and shows why the field is so critical for anthropological theory and practice today.”—João Biehl, author of Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment and Will to Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival.

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Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies

The Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS), published by Indiana University Press, advances the fields of women’s and gender studies through contributions across disciplines in the social sciences, humanities and other fields.

Located at the cutting edge of the new scholarship in Middle East women’s and gender studies, JMEWS encourages research that is theoretically, epistemologically, and methodologically innovative. It publishes research informed by transnational feminist studies, cultural studies, historical studies, new forms of ethnography, and the emergent intersections of science and philosophy. JMEWS provides a forum for discussion and debate for authors from the global north and south, through scholarly articles, book and film reviews, conferences, symposia, and talks by Distinguished Lecturers.

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