Brown Social Science Center, 219
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, (post)colonialism; Ethiopia, Africa.
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 working on transforming my dissertation into a book manuscript.
|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|
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.