Brown Social Science Center, 209
Health: Science, Society, and Policy
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
DegreesUniversity of Chicago, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, M.A.
Reed College, B.A.
ExpertiseMedical anthropology, ritual and religion, gender, anthropology of the body, development studies, colonialism, physician-assisted dying, end-of-life care; Ethiopia, United States, Europe.
ProfileMy research investigates a set of specialized hospitals in Ethiopia dedicated to treating women who suffer from obstetric fistula, a maternal childbirth injury that leads to chronic incontinence. I am currently finishing a book manuscript on this project. In addition, I am in the process of launching a new, long-term ethnographic research project on physician-assisted dying and end-of-life care in the United States and Europe.
|ANTH||127a||Medicine, Body, and Culture|
|ANTH||144a||The Anthropology of Gender|
|ANTH||160b||Dirt, Disgust, and Contagion: The Anthropology of Pollution|
|ANTH||164a||Medicine and Religion|
|HSSP||110a||Integrative Seminar on Health|
Awards and Honors
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (2015)
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago (2011 - 2012)
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (2010)
Century Fellowship for Graduate Study, University of Chicago (2006 - 2010)
Hannig, Anita. "Sick Healers: Chronic Affliction and the Authority of Experience at an Ethiopian Hospital." American Anthropologist 117. 4 (2015): 640-651.
Hannig, Anita. "Spiritual Border Crossings: Childbirth, Postpartum Seclusion, and Religious Alterity in Amhara, Ethiopia." Africa 84. 2 (2014): 294-313.
Hannig, Anita. "The Pure and the Pious: Corporeality, Flow, and Transgression in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity." Journal of Religion in Africa 43. 3 (2013): 297-328.