dr. E.J.F. (Emily) Yates-Doerr
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programmagroep: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
1018 WV Amsterdam
Emily Yates-Doerr (Ph.D. 2011, Anthropology, NYU) is a Postdoc in Annemarie Mol's team. Her research focuses on how public health, agricultural, and economic interests converge over concerns for hunger, climate change, food prices, and metabolic transitions. This work attends to collisions between global and Indigenous politics; the practice of translating between research and policy in the food sciences; and methodological tensions in 'engaged anthropology.'
The postdoctoral project has grown out of doctoral research on dietary transitions in Latin America. Her manuscript-in-progress, The Weight of the Body, studies the emergence of the diagnostic category of obesity while considering the circulation of ideas about nutritional health, fitness, and body weight ideals in the highland Guatemalan community of Xela. Before coming to the University of Amsterdam, she was in the Anthropology department at New York University.
- E.J.F. Yates-Doerr (2014). The world in a box? Food security, edible insects and “one world, one health” collaboration. Social Science & Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.020
- E. Yates-Doerr (2014). Obesity science and health translations in Guatemala: engagement in practice. Anthropology Now, 6 (1), 3-14. doi: 10.5816/anthropologynow.6.1.0003
- E. Yates-Doerr (2013). The mismeasure of obesity. In M. McCullough & J. Hardin (Eds.), Reconstructing obesity: the meaning of measures and the measure of meanings (Food, nutrition, and culture, 2) (pp. 49-70). New York, NY [etc.]: Berghahn Books.
- E. Yates-Doerr (2013). Complex carbohydrates: on the relevance of ethnography in nutrition education. In E.-J. Abbots & A. Lavis (Eds.), Why we eat, how we eat: contemporary encounters between foods and bodies (Critical food studies) (pp. 271-287). Farnham [etc.]: Ashgate.
- E. Yates-Doerr (2012). The opacity of reduction: nutritional black-boxing and the meanings of nourishment. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of MultidisciplinaryResearch, 15 (2), 293-313. doi: 10.2752/175174412X13233545145381
- E. Yates-Doerr (2012). Meeting the demand for meat? Anthropology Today, 28 (1), 11-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8322.2012.00849.x
- E. Yates-Doerr & A. Mol (2012). Cuts of meat: disentangling Western natures-cultures. Cambridge Anthropology, 30 (2), 48-64. doi: 10.3167/ca.2012.300204
- E. Yates-Doerr (2012). The weight of the self: care and compassion in Guatemalan dietary choices. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 26 (1), 136-158. doi: 10.1111/j.1548-1387.2011.01169.x
- A. Mann, A. Mol, P. Satalkar, A. Savirani, N. Selim, M. Sur & E. Yates-Doerr (2011). Mixing methods, tasting fingers: notes on an ethnographic experiment. HAU : Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 1 (1), 221-243.[go to publisher's site]
- E. Yates-Doerr (2011). Kinship: bodily betrayal: love and anger in the time of epigenetics. In F.E. Mascia-Lees (Ed.), A companion to the anthropology of the body and embodiment (Blackwell companions to anthropology, 13) (pp. 292-306). Oxford [etc.]: Wiley-Blackwell. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781444340488.ch16
- E. Yates-Doerr (2010). [Review of the book Cheap meat: flap food nations in the Pacific Islands]. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of MultidisciplinaryResearch, 13(4), 607-610.
- E. Yates-Doerr (2010). [Review of the book Broccoli and desire: global connections and Maya struggles in postwar Guatemala]. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of MultidisciplinaryResearch, 13(2), 299-302.
- E. Yates-Doerr (2010). [Review of the book Measured meals: nutrition in America]. Gastronomica, 10(4), 98-99.
- E.J.F. Yates-Doerr (2012). Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant.
- E. Yates-Doerr (2013). [Review of the book Livestock/deadstock: working with farm animals from birth to slaughter]. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19(4), 892-893.
- E.J.F. Yates-Doerr (2013). [Review of the book Seeds, Science & Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops]. Environment and Society, 4(1).
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