Nancy Chen

TitleProfessor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentAnthropology Department
AffiliationsHumanities Division,
Feminist Studies Department,
East Asian Studies
Phone831-459-5198
Email,
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Web Site Center for Global International & Regional Studies
Institute for the Future Advisory Council
Office335 Social Sciences 1
Office HoursWednesday 1:30pm-3pm & By Appointment
Campus Mail StopSocial Sciences 1 Faculty Services
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Research Interests

Teaching Specialties: Medical anthropology, visual anthropology, food and culture.



Area of Research: food and medicine, Chinese biotechnology, mental health and cross-cultural psychiatry, traditional and alternative healing practices, Asian-American identity.



Area of Fieldwork: China

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley and San Francisco

M.A. Anthropology, UC Berkeley

B.A. Stanford University, Human Biology and Humanities Honors

Courses Taught

ANTH-208A- Ethnographic Practice
ANTH-194M- Advanced Topics in Medical Anthropology
ANTH-130C- Culture and Politics of China
ANTH-130G - Asian Americans in Ethnography and Film
ANTH-134- Intro to Medical Anthropology
ANTH-110K- Culture Through Food
ANTH-110J- Intro to Visual Culture