I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Brandeis University in Massachusetts, where I teach classes on medicine, religion, gender, and death and dying. As a public intellectual, I like to seek out opportunities to make my academic work relevant to a wider audience, such as through media engagements, podcasts, and op-eds.
2012 University of Chicago, Ph.D.
2008 University of Chicago, M.A.
2004 Reed College, B.A.
Medical and cultural anthropology; anthropology of death and dying; anthropology of religion, gender, and the body; medical aid-in-dying; end-of-life care; United States.
Awards and Honors
2018 Eileen Basker Memorial Prize for Beyond Surgery, Society for Medical Anthropology
2018 Michael L. Walzer ’56 Award for Excellence in Teaching, Brandeis University
2017–2018 Bernstein Faculty Fellow, Brandeis University
2017 Provost Research Grant, Brandeis University
2015 Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation
2011–2012 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago
2010 Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation
2006–2010 Century Fellowship for Graduate Study, University of Chicago
ANTH 127a Medicine, Body, Culture
ANTH 144a Anthropology of Gender
ANTH 160b Dirt, Disgust, and Contagion
ANTH 164a Medicine and Religion
ANTH 165b Anthropology of Death and Dying
ANTH 213a Advanced Topics in Medical Anthropology
HSSP 110a Integrative Seminar on Health