Susan J. Shaw

Associate Professor, School of Anthropology


Susan J. Shaw is Associate Professor in the University of Arizona School of Anthropology. Her research focuses on ethnicity, health disparities, social movements, and the political economy of health in the United States. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted over six years in a New England city, her recent book places community health, a critically understudied area, at the center of analyses of contemporary transformations in governing.

Related publications:

Shaw, Susan J. 2012. Governing How We Care: Contesting Community and Defining Difference in U.S. Public Health Programs. Philadelphia, P.A.: Temple University Press.

Shaw, Susan J. 2010. "The Logic of Identity and Resemblance in Culturally Appropriate Health Care." Health 14(5): 523-544.

Shaw, Susan J. and Nancy Campbell. 2008. "Incitements to Discourse: Illicit Drugs, Harm Reduction and the Production of Ethnographic Subjects." Cultural Anthropology 23(4): 688-717.

Shaw, Susan J. 2005. “The Politics of Recognition in Culturally Appropriate Care." Medical Anthropology Quarterly 19(3): 290-309.