Diana De G. Brown(on leave 2012-2013)
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latin
American and Iberian Studies
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 845-758-7295
Program Affiliations: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin American and Iberian Studies.
Diana Brown began teaching at Bard in 1988. She received her B.A. from Smith College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. Prof. Brown is a medical anthropologist who teaches courses that focus on the cultural construction of health, medicine, and the body. She has conducted research in Brazil and Liberia, and her writing includes articles in American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Liberian Studies Journal, and several edited volumes. At Bard, Prof. Brown has organized a extra-curricular seminar on AIDS and is co-chair of the Gender Studies Program. Prof. Brown is chair of Columbia University Seminar on Brazil and Co-Chair of Metropolitan Medical Anthropology Association. Professor Brown's research has been supported by fellowships granted by Fulbright-Hays, Ford Foundation, Lehman College, CUNY, and Columbia University.
Office: Fairbairn 305
1994 Umbanda: Religion and Politics in Urban Brazil. Columbia University Press.
1987 "Religion, Class, and Context: Continuities and Discontinuities in Brazilian Umbanda." American Ethnologist 14(1): 73-93. (co-authored with Mario Bick)