Adriana Petryna

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-0423
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Description of Bioethics Expertise

Dr. Petryna is a medical anthropologist specializing in the social and cultural dimensions of science and medicine in the U.S., Eastern Europe, and Latin America. She is dedicated to research and teaching in anthropological theory and methods, the social studies of science and technology, globalization and health, and medical anthropology.

Books Published:

Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl (Princeton University Press, 2002). Adriana Petryna. New in paper with a new introduction (2013).
- Sharon Stephens First Book Prize, American Ethnological Society, American Anthropological Association, 2003
- New Millenium Book Award, Society for Medical Anthropology, 2006
- The Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems, Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014

Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices, Edited by Adriana Petryna, Andrew Lakoff, Arthur Kleinman (Duke University Press, 2006).

When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials And The Global Search For Human Subject (Princeton University Press, 2009).
- Diana Forsythe Prize, Honorable Mention, Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC), 2014

When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health, Edited by João Biehl & Adriana Petryna (Princeton University Press, 2013).

Recently Taught Graduate Courses:

Advanced Topics in Science and Technology; Theory in Contemporary Ethnography; Cultures of Medicine: Care at the Limits of Life and Death; Rethinking Healing; Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Culture and Society; Formations of the Public
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