Brown Social Science Center, 219
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, (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||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.