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). She is the Chair Elect of the Council on Anthropology and Reproduction (CAR).
Dr. Hanís major research and teaching interests include medical anthropology; anthropology of reproduction; kinship and relatedness; anthropology of the body and senses; gender; and anthropology of the United States. She is the author of Pregnancy in Practice: Expectation and Experience in the Contemporary United States (Berghahn Books, 2013).†
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. Other areas of interest include studies of material culture and consumption; science and technology studies; anthropology of media; and anthropology of friendship.
Dr. Han received training as a birth doula and is a former staff writer for The Daily News in New York. She is an occasional blogger at parenthropology.blogspot.com.
Courses taught by Dr. Han: