Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Christy Schuetze working

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.


Relevant Swarthmore Faculty:

  • Diego Armus (History) 
  • Yvonne Chireau (Religion)
  • Christy Schuetze (Anthropology) 

Student Groups and Programs:

Other Opportunities:


Examples of relevant courses at Swarthmore (please check course schedules for offerings each semester): 

  • ANTH 043. Culture, Health, & Illness 
  • ANTH 049B. Comparative Perspectives on the Body 
  • ANTH 053B. Anthropology of Public Health 
  • ANTH 133. Anthropology of Biomedicine
  • ECON 075. Health Economics  
  • ENGL 002M. Medical Writing and Rhetoric 
  • FREN 017A. First-Year Seminar: Literature and Medicine 
  • POLS 048. The Politics of Population 
  • PSYC 038. Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 108. Research Practicum in Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 109. Research Practicum in Social and Emotional Well-Being
  • SOAN 020M. Race, Gender, Class and Environment    
  • SOCI 050B. Medicine as a Profession 

Bi-Co Health Studies Courses for Spring 2019 

Bryn Mawr Health Studies Program

Haverford Civic and Community Engagement Courses in Health Studies 

Health & Societies at the University of Pennsylvania


Consider internship, research, and study-abroad opportunities related to Health & Societies.

Internship Host Sites​

Contact Elizabeth Stiles '20 (LCA for Public Health) for more details.

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Lang Center Contact: Katie Price

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Christy Schuetze

Christy Schuetze

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Sociology & Anthropology
Kohlberg 238