Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame. She specializes in the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine, particularly as it relates to the interactions between human and non-human animals. Natalie’s work is driven by an interest in the ways that race, class, gender, and species differences get embedded in processes of scientific knowledge production and practice. She is currently completing an ethnographic study of bird flu in Vietnam, which traces several public health interventions from their inception in multinational policy arenas through to their implementation in poultry farming communities. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her current position, she was a Lecturer at the University of Freiburg in Germany, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oxford in the UK, and an Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Select Courses: Health and Culture: Introduction to Medical Anthropology,  Animal Encounters
Department of Anthropology bio     574/631-8518


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