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Waterbirth and Russian-American Exchange: From the Iron Curtain to Facebook
The doctoral dissertation “Waterbirth and Russian-American Exchange: From the Iron Curtain to Facebook” presents the social history of the Russian waterbirth movement, from the Cold War epoch to the present. One of the ...
Creating Emergency: Hierarchy, Ideology, and Competition in the Humanitarian Network of (Post-)Disaster Port-au-Prince
I assert that in the months and years following the January 2010 earthquake, the humanitarian ecology in Port-au-Prince was neither a singular apparatus, as it is often called, nor a scattered and uncontained chaos of ...
Over the Moon: Extended-Cycle Contraception and the Recent Evolution of Medicine and Womanhood
This dissertation is based on seventeen months of ethnographic fieldwork that followed the development and diffusion of extended-cycle hormonal contraception, or birth control that is designed to eliminate monthly bleeding. ...
Relativism and rage: Representations of female circumcision and female genital mutilation
In recent years, there has been an enormous surge in the level of public awareness in the United States regarding female circumcision/female genital mutilation (FC/FGM). These practices, historically portrayed by anthropologists ...
Feeling the qi: Emergent bodies and disclosive fields in American appropriations of acupuncture
The ethnographic core of this dissertation is comprised of the body stories of American acupuncturists and their clients. I posit a notion of embodiment based on "feeling the qi." A unique bodily sensation during acupuncture ...
Birth in Crisis: Public Policy and the Humanization of Childbirth in Brazil
This dissertation is about shifting paradigms of care in childbirth. Based on over eight years of experience with Brazil and 24 months of ethnographic research for this project, I track the implementation of Rede Cegonha ...