Vincanne AdamsPhone: 415-502-6483Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Adams is Professor of Medical Anthropology. She graduated from the UC Berkeley/UCSF Program in Medical Anthropology in 1989. She taught at Princeton University from 1992 until 2000, where she received tenure as Associate Professor. After coming to UCSF in 2000, Dr. Adams ran the UCSF division of the joint (with UC Berkeley) graduate program in Medical Anthropology until 2012 and served as interim chair in 2012. She is currently vice-chair of the department. She teaches core theory courses on the history and development of medical anthropology, reproductive health and development studies, social studies of science, technology and medicine, and ethnographic field methods. Her research interests (described fully below) include the social conditions and epistemological framings of science, medicine, politics and culture, and she has worked in Nepal, Tibet, China and the US.
Curriculum Vitae Adams short cv 2017
Food Health and Integrative Medicine, Postcolonial Science, Global Health, Disaster Recovery, Asian Medical Systems and Globalization, Tibet, Nepal, China, US
Books in Progress
Gullibility, Collapse and Trust Of GM Foods
This book explores the soft-tissue realities of the anthropocene in relation to what have been called the ‘soft’ methods of the social sciences. Specifically, it interrogates the logics of genetic modification in food sciences, the collapse of unified field theories in medicine, and the politics underlying debates over trust in science. It is a companion to and expansion upon What’s Making Our Children Sick?
Writing In-The-Gap About Tibet
This project completes a three decades-long ethnographic engagement with Tibetans. It explores the limits to writing about Tibetans in relation to conditions of rapid and contested modernity.
What’s Making Our Children Sick?
How Industrial Food is Causing and Epidemic of Chronic Illness, and What Parents (and Doctors) Can Do About It
(co-author: Michelle Perro, MD, Chelsea Green 2018)
This book explores the clinical, scientific and political terrain that has helped enable massive pesticide exposure and chronic health debility in children in the US. Ecomedicine is proposed as an alternative model that confronts the massive environmental decline associated with industrialized food production and its impacts on gut health. Ecomedicine proposes sustainable, healthy efforts to promote food as medicine; healing children by healing our food systems.
What Counts in Global Health (2106, Editor, Duke)
MARKETS OF SORROW, LABORS OF FAITH
New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina (2013,Duke)
MEDICINE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION
Explorations on Tibetan Grounds (2010, with Schrempf and Craig, Berghahn)
SEX AND DEVELOPMENT
Science, Sexuality and Morality in Global Perspective (2005, with Pigg, Duke)
DOCTORS FOR DEMOCRACY
Health Professionals in the Nepal Revolution, 1990 (1998,Cambridge)
TIGERS OF THE SNOW AND OTHER VIRTUAL SHERPAS
An Ethnography of Himalayan Encounters (1996, Princeton)
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