|Division||Social Sciences Division|
|Affiliations||Humanities Division, |
Feminist Studies Department,
East Asian Studies
|Web Site|| Center for Global International & Regional Studies|
Institute for the Future Advisory Council
|Office||335 Social Sciences 1|
|Office Hours||Wed 1:30-3pm & by appt|
|Campus Mail Stop||Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services|
Research InterestsTeaching 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 TrainingPh.D. Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley and San Francisco
M.A. Anthropology, UC Berkeley
B.A. Stanford University, Human Biology and Humanities Honors
Selected PublicationsAsian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate, Aihwa Ong and Nancy N. Chen, eds. Duke University Press 2010.
Food, Medicine, and the Quest for Good Health, Columbia University Press, 2009.
Bodies in the Making, Nancy N. Chen and Helene Moglen, Ed. New Pacific Press, 2006.
Breathing Spaces: Qigong, Psychiatry and Healing in China, Columbia University Press, 2003.
China Urban: Ethnographies of Contemporary Culture, Nancy N. Chen, Constance Clark, Suzanne Gottschang, Lyn Jeffery, Ed. Duke University Press, 2001.
Selected RecordingsFood as Medicine: Cuisine, Curatives, and Culture
Courses TaughtANTH-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