Workshop 1 "The Production of Evidence"

Chaired by
Stefan Ecks (Medical Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, UK) and
Hansjörg Dilger (Social Anthropology, Free University Berlin, Germany)


  • Crystal Biruk (Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, USA)
    “Culturing Global Health: The Production of Local Knowledge in International AIDS Research in Malawi” 
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  • Maren Bredehorst (Epidemiology & International Public Health, Bielefeld University, Germany)
    “Democratizing the Politics of Evidence in Public Health” 
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  • Alejandro Ceron (Anthropology, University of Washington, USA)
    “Epidemiological Knowledge and Ideologies of Social Difference in Guatemala” 
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  • Denielle Elliott (Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago, USA)
    “Moral Commitments and the Politics of Experimental Medicine in Kenya”
  • Nora Engel (Innovation Studies, UNU-Merit, United Nations University & Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
    “Diagnostics for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in India: Innovation and Control” 
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  • Susan Erikson (Health Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada)
    “Making Evidence: Producing Health Statistics in Germany and Sierra Leone" 
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  • Elsa L. Fan (Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, USA)
    “The Subject of Aid(s): Philanthrocapitalism and HIV/AIDS in China” 
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  • Bonita Heath (Critical Disability Studies, York University , Toronto, Canada)
    “Benefits versus Rights: A False Dichotomy in the Political Economy of Disability?”
  • Amy McLennan (Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK)
    “Using subjective science to understand population obesity” 
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  • Sung- Joon Park (Social Anthropology, Max Planck Institute, Halle, Germany) 
    “Developing Positionalities and Evidence in the Supply Side of ART: On the Co-production of Pharmaceutical Orders and Social Orders in the Ugandan AIDS Epidemic" 
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  • Britta Rutert (African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany)
    “Bioprospecting in South Africa: New Hopes, Old Troubles”
  • Chris Sanders (Sociology, York University, Toronto, Canada)
    “Using Case Study Evidence to Investigate Public Health HIV Prevention Work” 
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  • V. Kalyan Shankar (Economics, University of Pune, India)
    “Converging Respondents, Divergent Methodologies (and Underlying Ideologies): Women in Prostitution in an HIV World” 
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  • Optat Tengia (Sociology, Brown University, USA)
    “Revisiting the Contradictions of Neo-Liberal Democratization in Africa: Transition to Multiparty Systems and Public Health Inequalities in Tanzania" 
  • Ran Zwigenberg (History, City University of New York, USA)
    “Curing a Sick World: Globalization of Mental Health in the Late 1940's”