Dr. Sallie Han, Associate Professor, joined our department in Fall 2006. She received her BA in English from Williams College (1992), and her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan (2006). Dr. Han serves currently as the Chair of the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR) and Co-Editor of Open Anthropology [http://www.aaaopenanthro.org/], the digital journal of the American Anthropological Association.
Her major research and teaching interests include gender, reproduction, and kinship and relatedness. She is the author of Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary United States (Berghahn Books, 2013). Other areas of interest include studies of material culture and consumption; science and technology studies; anthropology of media; and anthropology of friendship. Her current research incorporates the concerns of linguistic anthropology and medical anthropology and examines the involvement of pediatrics in efforts to promote literacy among children and parents in the U.S.
At Oneonta, Dr. Han teaches courses in cultural anthropology (including ANTH 355 Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology), medical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology.
Courses taught by Dr. Sallie Han: