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; global public health; the anthropology of religion, gender, and the body; (post)colonialism; development studies; Ethiopia; Sub-Saharan Africa.
ProfileMy research investigates a set of hospitals in Ethiopia dedicated to treating women who suffer from obstetric fistula, a maternal childbirth injury that leads to chronic incontinence. My first ethnography on the subject, Beyond Surgery: Injury, Healing, and Religion at an Ethiopian Hospital, will appear in the spring of 2017. In addition to this ongoing research, I have launched a new, long-term ethnographic research project on physician-assisted dying 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.