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Goldstein, Donna M Professor

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  • Donna Goldstein has written extensively on the intersection of race, gender, poverty and violence in Brazil. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown (University of California Press 2013, 2003), winner of the 2005 Margaret Mead award for public anthropology. Currently, Professor Goldstein is working on a series of projects within the anthropology of science. She has written about pharmaceutical politics, bioethics, regulation, and neoliberalism in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and the United States, and is currently researching the history of Cold War science and nuclear energy in Brazil. She is interested in a range of case studies that involve late industrial toxicity and effects on public health and the environment. She has also written on politics, gesture, and spectacle.

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  • medical anthropology, public health, cultural anthropology, history of science and technology, cold war, hydraulic fracturing, nuclear energy, toxicity

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  • ANTH 4610 - Medical Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines health, illness, disease and treatment across a diversity of cases, all of which involve political economic inequalities, individual and collective experiences of medical systems and the historical and contemporary treatment of distinct populations. A demanding upper-level cultural anthropology course in the field of Medical Anthropology, a subfield of cultural anthropology, designed for advanced undergraduate students and early graduate students with an emphasis on the intersections of science, medicine and populations. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 2100. Same as ANTH 5610.
  • ANTH 4730 - Latin American Politics and Culture through Film and Text
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces students to the political cultures and societies of Latin America. Through historical and ethnographic text and documentary and non-documentary cinema, this course will explore class relations, ideology and resistance from the conquest to the present. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 2100. Same as ANTH 5730.
  • ANTH 5610 - Medical Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Examines health, illness, disease and treatment across a diversity of cases, all of which involve political economic inequalities, individual and collective experiences of medical systems and the historical and contemporary treatment of distinct populations. A demanding upper-level cultural anthropology course in the field of Medical Anthropology, a subfield of cultural anthropology, designed for advanced undergraduate students and early graduate students with an emphasis on the intersections of science, medicine and populations. Same as ANTH 4610.
  • ANTH 5730 - Latin American Politics and Culture through Film and Text
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces students to the political cultures and societies of Latin America. Through historical and ethnographic text and documentary and non-documentary cinema, this course will explore class relations, ideology and resistance from the conquest to the present. Same as ANTH 4730.
  • ANTH 5780 - Core Course-Cultural Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provides an intense, graduate-level introduction to the discipline of cultural anthropology, with an emphasis upon critically assessing those methods, theories, and works that have shaped the field from the 19th century to the present time. Required of all first-year graduate students in anthropology.
  • ANTH 7000 - Seminar: Current Research Topics in Cultural Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Discusses current research and theoretical issues in the field of cultural anthropology.

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