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Nancy Scheper-Hughes Biography

Biography: Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Ph.D.

Professor of Anthropology
University of California, Berkeley

Scheper-Hughes bioDr. Scheper-Hughes has served as Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley since 1982. Her research and scholarship interests include the violence of everyday life examined from a radical existentialist and politically engaged perspective. She is perhaps best known for her books on schizophrenia among bachelor farmers in County Kerry (Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland) and on the madness of hunger, maternal thinking, and infant mortality in Brazil (Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil). Dr. Scheper-Hughes is a recipient of the 2005 HF Guggenheim Essay Prize. She is the author of several ground-breaking books and has published extensively in scholarly journals in anthropology, sociology, medicine, psychiatry, and human rights. Dr. Scheper-Hughes received both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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