Dr. Anna Lora-Wainwright

Dr. Anna Lora-Wainwright is Associate Professor in the Human Geography of China at the University of Oxford. She holds a BA in Social Anthropology (SOAS), an MA in Chinese Studies (SOAS) and a PhD in Anthropology (Oxon). Her research concerns development, health and environmental issues in rural China. It has been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, The British Inter-University China Centre, the Social Science Research Council and the Leverhulme Trust. She recently published a special issue of the journal The China Quarterly on Dying for Development: Pollution, Illness and the Limits of Citizens’ Agency in China (2013, Cambridge University Press) and a monograph titled Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village (University of Hawaii Press, 2013).

Talk title: Doing anthropology of cancer in rural China

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