Section: Staff Profiles
(completed) Cornelia Guell, Chronic Illness at the Margins: Turkish Immigrant Experiences of Type 2 Diabetes in Germany (funded by Wenner-Grenn and ESRC)
(completed) Cristobal Bonelli, Mapuche Healing Cosmologies (funded by the Chilean Government)
(completed) Kate Milosavljevic, Bodies of Memory, States of Health: Disability in Post-conflict Serbia (funded by Wingate Foundation and Edinburgh University)
(completed) Dr (MD) Laszlo Lajtai, Language and Social Inequality in Mauritian Psychiatry
(completed) Tania Porqueddu, Diabetes among South Asians in Edinburgh
Hanna Mantila, Psychopharmaceutical Prescriptions in Hong Kong (funded by ESRC)
Juan Alberto Claux, Social Psychiatry in Lima, Peru
Brianne Wenning, Narratives of Well-Being among Central African Refugees in Cameroon
Kimberley Sigmund, Yerbero herbalists in Mexico City
Carl Denig, The Social Lives of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in Germany and the United States
Stefan Ecks, MA, DEA, PhD, is Director of the Medical Anthropology Programme and a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology. He studied anthropology, sociology, and philosophy at Goettingen, the University of California at Berkeley, the School of Oriental & African Studies, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, and graduated with a PhD from the London School of Economics. He has carried out ethnographic fieldwork on on emerging forms of pharmaceutical uses, evidence-based medicine, and global corporate citizenship in India since 1999. He held visiting fellowships at the University of California at Berkeley, the Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg, and the Brocher Foundation at Geneva. Heserves on the Editorial Boards of Medical Anthropology and Anthropology & Medicine, and as Area Editor for Anthropology, Archaeology, Health, and Ethics of Research for the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition (forthcoming in 2015).
2013 Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India. New York: New York University Press.
2013 The Private Market for Anti-TB Drugs in India." In J. Biehl & A. Petryna (Eds.), When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
2010 "A Polyspherology of Psychopharmaceuticals: Globalization, Capitalism, and Psychiatry." In Janis Jenkins (Ed.), Psychopharmacolgy, Imaginary and Self: Studies in Subjectivity and Globalization. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press.
2010 "Near-Liberalism: Global Corporate Citizenship and Pharmaceutical Marketing in India." In Aihwa Ong & Nancy Chen (Eds.), Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
2010 "Spectacles of Reason: An Ethnography of Calcutta Gastroenterologists." In J. Edwards, P. Harvey & P. Wade (Eds.), Technologized Images, Technologized Bodies: Anthropological Approaches to a New Politics of Vision. Oxford: Berghahn.
2009 (with Soumita Basu) "The Unlicensed Lives of Antidepressants in India: Generic Drugs, Unqualified Practitioners, and Floating Prescriptions." Transcultural Psychiatry 46(1): 86-106.
2009 "Welcome Home, Descartes! Rethinking the Anthropology of the Body." Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 52(1): 53-58.
2009 "Three Propositions for an Evidence-based Medical Anthropology." In Matthew Engelke (Ed.), Objects of Evidence. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
2008 "Global Pharmaceutical Markets and Corporate Citizenship: The Case of Novartis' Anti-cancer Drug Glivec." BioSocieties 3(2): 165-181.
2008 "Three Propositions for an Evidence-based Medical Anthropology." Special Issue Objects of Evidence, Matthew Engelke (Ed.), Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, S77-S92.
2008 "B.K. Malinowski"; "E.E. Evans-Pritchard"; "A.R. Radcliffe-Brown." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Ed.
2007 (with P.N. Ngang, J. Ntaganira, A. Kalk, S. Wolter) "Perceptions and beliefs about cough and tuberculosis and implications for TB control in rural Rwanda." International Journal of Lung Diseases 11(10): 1108-1113.
2006 (with Angelika Wolf & Johannes Sommerfeld) "Medical Anthropologies in Germany." In F. Saillant & S. Genest (Eds.), Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives, Shared Concerns. Oxford: Blackwell.
2005 (edited, with William S. Sax) Special Issue: The Ills of Marginality: New Perspectives on Subaltern Health in South Asia. Anthropology & Medicine 12(3)
2005 "Pharmaceutical Citizenship: Antidepressant Marketing and the Promise of Demarginalization in India." Anthropology & Medicine 12(3): 239-254.
2004 "Bodily Sovereignty as Political Sovereignty: 'Self-care' in Kolkata (India)." Anthropology & Medicine 11(1): 75-89.
2004 (with Robert Frank) "Towards an Ethnography of Indian Homeopathy." Anthropology & Medicine 11(3): 305-324.
I am interested in supervising research in all areas of medical anthropology, especially topics relating to pharmaceuticals, mental health, and South Asia.
If you are interested in being supervised by Stefan Ecks, please see the links below for more information:
This page was published on 28 November 2013