Monday Colloquium: Alexander Edmonds

Alexander Edmonds; Assistant Professor (Tenured), Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Amsterdam


BA              1993           Stanford  (Philosophy/Religious Studies)
MA              1997          Princeton (Anthropology)
PhD            2003          Princeton (Anthropology)


2010    Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil. Duke U. Press (Winner of the 2011 Diana Forsythe Prize, Best book on the anthropology of work, science, and technology, including biomedicine - awarded by the General Division of the AAA; Honorable Mention for the Sharon Stephens Prize of the American Ethnological Society)

2011  "" 'Almost Invisible Scars': Medical Tourism to Brazil," Signs 36(2): 297-302.

2009  "Learning to Love Yourself: Esthetics, Health and Therapeutics in Brazilian Plastic Surgery, Ethnos 74(4): 465-489 (Winner of the David Edge Prize, best journal article in the area of science and technology studies, Society for Social Studies of Science.)

2009   " 'Engineering the Erotic': Aesthetic Medicine and Modernization in Brazil," in C. Heyes & M. Jones, eds. Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer. Ashgate, 153-169

2009  "Beauty, Health, and Risk in Brazilian Plastic Surgery," Medisce Antropologie, 20(2): 21-38

2007  " 'The Poor Have the Right to be Beautiful': Cosmetic Surgery in Neoliberal Brazil," Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.13: 363-381

2007  " 'Triumphant Miscegenation': Reflections on Race and Beauty in Brazil," JOurnal of Intercultural Communication  28(1) 83-97


  • Begins: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 2:30pm
  • Ends: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 4:00pm
  • Location: Haskell 315
  • Address: 5836 S. Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

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