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Omar Dewachi’s Ungovernable Life

June 2, 2020

At the 2019 AAA meetings in Vancouver, the Society for Medical Anthropology Awarded the New Millennium Book Award to Omar Dewachi, for his 2017 monograph, Ungovernable Life: Mandatory Medicine and Statecraft in Iraq.  This award, given every two years, recognizes “the author whose work is judged to be the most significant and… (Continue Reading)


LISSA Graphic Novel

March 17, 2018

Lissa is a graphic novel written by academics Sherine Hamdy and Coleman Nye, and illustrated by artists Sarula Bao and Caroline Brewer. The complete graphic novel was released in 2017 as the debut title of the ethnoGRAPHIC series published by the University of Toronto Press. Please enjoy the following engagements with this… (Continue Reading)


Ed Yong’s I Contain Multitudes

June 10, 2017

Last summer, popular science writer Ed Yong published his book on the microbiome to great acclaim. The book, I Contain Multitudes: the Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, became a bestseller and showed up on countless “Best of” book lists for 2016. Since many medical anthropologists work on… (Continue Reading)