Moral Economies of Medicine discussion with Andrew Lakoff

Moral Economies of Medicine Working Group hosts Andrew Lakoff (Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Communication, University of Southern California)

When Mar 21, 2014
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where TBD
Contact Name Jocelyn Chua
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Andrew Lakoff holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology, Sociology and Communication. He was trained as an anthropologist of science and medicine, and has conducted research in Argentina, France and the United States. His areas of interest include globalization processes, the history of the human sciences, and the implications of biomedical innovations. Lakoff’s first book, Pharmaceutical Reason: Knowledge and Value in Global Psychiatry (Cambridge, 2005), examines the role of the global circulation of pharmaceuticals in the spread of biological models of human behavior. He has also co-edited a book entitled Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practice (Duke, 2006), and has published articles on visual technology and the behavioral sciences, on the history of attention deficit disorder, on antidepressants and the placebo effect, and on forms of expertise in global health. Lakoff’s current research concerns the recent articulation of public health and security, and his most recent book publications are the co-edited volume, Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question (Columbia University Press, 2008), and the edited volume Disaster and the Politics of Intervention (Columbia University Press, 2010).