Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity

An International Conference of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association

September 24 - 27, 2009 at Yale University


As the discipline of medical anthropology reaches half a century of existence, it is time to celebrate both its accomplishments and its interdisciplinarity. With its 50-year-old foundation solidly in place, medical anthropology is currently expanding outward and interacting in many productive ways across disciplinary boundaries. The conference highlights more than a dozen areas where some of the most exciting interdisciplinary work is beginning to emerge in “new millennial” medical anthropology: Global Public Health; Mental Health; Science & Technology Studies; Genetics/Genomics; Bioethics; Public Policy; Occupational Science; Disability Studies; Gender/LGBT/Sexuality Studies; International & Area Studies; Medical History; Feminism & Technoscience; and Medicine/Primary Care.

View plenary videos from conference.

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