Nursing and Health Studies
18115 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Research and teaching interests
Globalization, development, and health
Health politics and participation
Citizenship and health
Mental health and psychiatric services
Social determinants of health
Culture, society and disease / health
Southern Africa culture and politics
2013- Assistant Professor
Nursing and Health Studies Program, University of Washington Bothell
2013- Part-time Lecturer
Department of Anthropology, University of Washington
2013- PhD, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences
What only heaven hears: Citizens and the state in the wake of HIV scale-up in Lesotho
Committee: Richard Parker, Ron Bayer, Kim Hopper, Rosalind Petchesky, Mamadou Diouf
2010- MA, MPhil, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences
2004- BA, Williams College, Political Science
HONORS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
2013- Global Health Excellence Award, Columbia University
2012- Rudolf Virchow Graduate Student Award, Society for Medical Anthropology
2012- Jack Elinson Award, Columbia University
2011-12- American Association of University Women American Fellowship
2009-12- Columbia Population Research Center Fellow
2010-11- National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Law and Social Science
2010-11- Fulbright IIE US Student Fellowship
2010- Institute of African Studies Leitner Family Fellowship
2009- Columbia Population Research Center Seed Grant, with Wafaa El-Sadr, Jennifer Hirsch, and Jessica Justman
2008- 10 Columbia Undergraduate Writing Program Teaching Fellow
2007- Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund
2006-08 National Institutes of Health Training Grant in Gender, Sexuality and Health
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Peoples and Cultures of Africa (Anthropology)
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY & CENTER TO STUDY RECOVERY IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS
Field School in Social Research Methods
2008, 2009, 2010
Undergraduate Writing Program, Teaching Fellow
2013- With N. Bulled. From modeling to morals: Imagining the future of HIV PrEP in Lesotho. Developing World Bioethics. 13(2): 70-78.
2012- Asylum’s asylum: Undocumented immigrants, belonging, and the space of exception at a state psychiatric center. Human Organization. 71(2), 123-134.
PEER-REVIEWED, ACCEPTED PENDING REVISION
The body sac(RED): Public treatment and private interests in the transnational garment sector. Medical Anthropology Quarterly.
Global health: The debts of gratitude. Women’s Studies Quarterly. In special issue, “Debt,” with special editors Rosalind Petchesky and Meena Alexander.
MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW
Participation, decentralization, and déjà vu: Remaking democracy in response to AIDS? Global Public Health. In special issue, “HIV scale-up and the politics of global health,” guest co-editor with Richard Parker.
2012- From revolution to rights in South Africa: Social movements, NGOs and popular politics after apartheid. Global Public Health, 7(6), 661-663.
2010- Boundaries of contagion: How ethnic politics have shaped government responses to AIDS. Global Public Health, 5(4): 444-446.
ONLINE PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
2012 When the ward is your mooring: The human and economic costs of long-term acute care for undocumented immigrants in the US. AccessDenied. 16 Jan.
2012 The psychiatric hospital as safe house? Strange asylum for undocumented immigrants with mental health needs. AccessDenied. 4 Jan.
2008 With K. Hallman and J. Diers. Identifying sources of exclusion due to violence: Participatory mapping in South Africa. Transitions to Adulthood Brief No. 30. New York: Population Council.
2013- The Basotho hat turned upside down: Support, survival, and vulnerable accumulation during HIV scale-up in Lesotho. Society for Applied Anthropology Conference. Denver, CO: March 19th.
2012- What only heaven hears: Citizens, the state, and post-HIV scale-up politics. African Studies Association Conference. Philadelphia: 1 Dec.
2011- Public treatment, private interests: Negotiating HIV care in the transnational garment sector. American Anthropological Association Conference. Montreal: 17 Nov.
2011- Public treatment, private interests: The ethics of HIV care in a transnational garment industry. Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference. Montreal: 15 Nov.
2011- To eat and be eaten: Hunger struggles and the politics of HIV in Lesotho. Anthropology Southern Africa Annual Conference. Stellenbosch University: 5 Sept.
2011- ‘We have a second government here’: Modes and marginalities of participation in HIV scale-up. 1st International HIV Social Science and Humanities Conference. Durban: 12 Jun.
2008- Patients and citizenship in the era of HIV scale-up: Representations, territories, nationhood. American Public Health Association Conference. San Diego: 27 Oct.
2008- Patients but not yet citizens: HIV policies and voting practices in African democracies. XVII International AIDS Conference. Mexico City: 2 Aug.
2006- When treatment risks the public’s health: conflicting human rights priorities in the response to XDR Tuberculosis. American Public Health Association Conference. Boston: 4 Nov.
SEMINARS AND INVITED TALKS
2011- The sac(RED) body: Labor, humanitarian consumption, and HIV care in Lesotho’s transnational garment industry. Seminar Series in Gender, Sexuality and Health. Columbia University: 6 Dec.
2010- Understanding the politics of HIV ‘scale-up’ in Lesotho: A proposal for research. Institute of Southern African Studies Seminar Series, National University of Lesotho. Roma, Lesotho: 14 Sept.
2010- Writing Africa. African Education Institute, Teachers’ College, Columbia University. New York: 23 Apr [panelist].
2010- Community-based, patient-led HIV treatment and prevention: The Mothers2Mothers program in South Africa. Epidemiology and Public Health Leadership, Williams College. Williamstown: 25 Jan.
2010- Teaching students to read critically. Undergraduate Writing Program Instructor Training, Columbia University. New York: 18 Sept.
2008- Psychosocial approaches to HIV treatment and prevention: The Mothers2Mothers program in South Africa. AIDS and the Search for a Cure, Williams College. Williamstown: 21 Apr.
2007- Ethical and cultural dynamics of safe childbearing and motherhood in PLWHAs. Bioethical Cross-Cultural Exchange Program, Mahidol University School of Medicine. Bangkok: 31 Jul.
2007- When treatment risks the public’s health: Conflicting human rights priorities in the fight against XDR-TB in South Africa. Seminar in Gender, Sexuality and Health, Columbia University. New York: 27 Feb.
Lead investigator: ethnographic, multi-sited study of HIV scale-up and political worlds in Lesotho, southern Africa.
Research faculty: multi-method, participatory research evaluation of a “field school” in social research methods for mental health service users and activists.
Co-investigator: ethnographic study of undocumented immigrants at state psychiatric facilities.
Co-investigator, research coordinator: pilot project to understand and mitigate reproductive stigma against HIV-positive men and women in Lesotho.
Lead investigator: qualitative study of racial disparities in access to health care for the publicly insured and uninsured in the Bronx, New York City.
Sesotho: working proficiency in reading, writing, and verbal communication
French: professional proficiency in reading, writing, and verbal communication
Italian: basic skills in reading, writing, and verbal communication
Office (advanced), Hyperresearch (advanced), SPSS and STATA (intermediate)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
African Studies Association, American Anthropological Association, American Public Health Association, Anthropology Southern Africa, Critical Anthropology of Global Health, Law and Society Association, Society for Applied Anthropology, Society for Medical Anthropology
Reviewer, Global Public Health
Doctoral Policy and Planning Committee, Columbia University, 2007-2009
Public Health Doctoral Students Association, Columbia University, Academic and Curriculum Chair, 2007-2009