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This cluster explores the sociocultural, biological, and political facets of embodied life through ethnographic and historical perspectives.

We also examine how science, technology, media, and medicine reconfigure ideas of health, illness, and the body. Current research includes mental health, metabolic & infectious diseases, paleogenomics, the politics of global health, nutrition, ethics, inequalities, and the material body.

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Tracy Prowse

Ph.D., Anthropology, McMaster University2001


(she/her); Associate Professor; Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Tina Moffat

Ph.D. Anthropology, McMaster University1998


Associate Professor and Chair

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Cal Biruk

PhD, University of Pennsylvania


Associate Professor