Health & Societies
Health & Societies brings together Swarthmore staff, students, and faculty who are interested in the cultural, ethical, economic, social, and political questions that relate to health on local, regional, and global scales. The central goal of the Health & Societies group is to highlight the important intersection of health and social justice, and the vital contributions that the social sciences and humanities make on understanding and addressing human health—past and present. This initiative is directed by Associate Professor of Anthropology Christy Schuetze.
- Swat Doulas | Contact: Priya Dieterich ’18
- Global Health Forum | Contact: Therese Ton ’19
- Health & Societies on Facebook—Join!
Relevant Courses at Swarthmore
- ANTH 043 - Culture, Health, & Illness (Spring 2017 and Fall 2017—Scheutze)
- ANTH 133 - Anthropology of Biomedicine (Spring 2017—Scheutze)
- ANTH 053B - Anthropology of Public Health (Spring 2018)
- ANTH 049B - Comparative Perspectives on the Body (Spring 2017—Ghannam)
- POLS 048 - The Politics of Population (Fall 2017—White)
- SOCI 050B - Medicine as a Profession (Spring 2018—Charlton)
- ECON 075 - Health Economics (Every Fall—Magenheim)
Consider internship, research, and study-abroad opportunities related to Health & Societies. Contact Therese Ton ’19 for more details.
What We’re Reading
- “Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century” by Dorothy Roberts
Lang Center Contact: Hana Lehmann ’13