Yale University Department of Anthropology

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Marcia C. Inhorn

William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology

and International Affairs

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1991


marcia.inhorn@yale.edu

Office address:
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 340
Tel: (203) 432-4510
Fax: (203) 432-3669


Website:  www.marciainhorn.com

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Professor Inhorn is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and served as Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies (2008-11).  As Past-President of the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) of the American Anthropological Association, Inhorn was the Program Chair of the SMA conference on “Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity,” (link) held at Yale September 24-27, 2009.


Inhorn’s research interests revolve around science and technology studies (STS), gender and feminist theory (including masculinity studies), religion and bioethics, globalization and global health, cultures of biomedicine and ethnomedicine, stigma and human suffering. Over the past 20 years, Inhorn has conducted multi-sited research on the social impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Arab America. She is the author of four books on the subject, The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East, Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt (Routledge, 2003), Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt (U Pennsylvania Press, 1996) and Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions (U Pennsylvania Press, 1994), which have won the American Anthropological Association’s Eileen Basker Prize and Diana Forsythe Prize for outstanding feminist anthropological research in the areas of gender, health, science, technology, and biomedicine.  Her new book, “The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities and Islam in the Middle East,” is being published by Princeton University Press in Spring 2012.


Inhorn is also the primary editor or co-editor of eight volumes, including Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Histories, Activisms, and Futures (Duke U Press, 2012), Islam and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Sunni and Shia Perspectives (Berghahn Books, 2012), Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society (Oxford U Press, 2009), Reconceiving the Second Sex: Men, Masculinity, and Reproduction (Berghahn Books, 2009), Reproductive Disruptions: Gender, Technology, and Biopolitics in the New Millennium (Berghahn Books, 2007), and Infertility around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies (U California Press, 2002)..


As a Middle Eastern scholar, Inhorn has been a visiting professor at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. With research support from Fulbright-Hays and the National Science Foundation, she has been at work on two related research projects, “Middle Eastern Masculinities in the Age of New Reproductive Technologies” and “Globalization and Reproductive Tourism in the Arab World.”


Inhorn is the founding editor of JMEWS (Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies), the professional journal of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (Middle East Studies Association); associate editor of Global Public Health; and co-editor for the Berghahn Book series on “Fertility, Sexuality, and Reproduction.”  In 2012, she was awarded the Council on Anthropology (CAR) Prize for “Most Notable Recent Edited Collection” for Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Marcia C. Inhorn, eds. (Berghahn, 2009).


Inhorn comes to Yale from the University of Michigan (2001-2008). She has also taught at Emory University (1994-2000) and the University of Arizona (1991-1994). She is the wife of Kirk Hooks and mother of Carl (16) and Justine Hooks (13). Inhorn is also a cellist.


Courses


Culture and Politics in the Contemporary Middle East

Reproductive Technologies: Global Perspectives

Global Health: Ethnographic Perspectives

Intersectionality and Women’s Health

Masculinity and Men’s Health

Socio-cultural Research Design, Methods, and Proposal Writing



Infertility around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies

University of California Press, 2002

Co-edited with van Balen, F.

 


The Anthropology of Infectious Disease

Routledge Press, 1997

co-edited with Brown, PJ.

 


Reconceiving the Second Sex: Men, Masculinity, and Reproduction

Berghahn Press, 2009

Inhorn, MC, et al. eds.

 

Recent & Featured Publications



Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Oxford University Press, 2009

co-edited with Robert A. Hahn

 


Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes

Berghahn Press, 2009

Co-edited with Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli

 

Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Histories, Activisms, and Futures

Duke University Press, 2012

co-edited with Emily Wentzell