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dr. E.J.F. (Emily) Yates-Doerr

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Research

    Emily Yates-Doerr (Ph.D. 2011, Anthropology, NYU) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Health Care and the Body research group of the AISSR. She currently holds a Veni grant from the NWO for the project When Global Health Meets Local Development: A Case Study of the 'First 1000 Days of Life' Initiative in Guatemala. This study of global sustainabilty and maternal health has grown out of postdoctoral research on food security and doctoral research on epidemiological transitions in Latin America. Her book,  The Weight of the Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala (UC Press, 2015) examines the emergence of the diagnostic category of obesity in the city of Xela. She was previously a postdoctoral fellow on Annemarie Mol's Eating Bodies project, and before this she was in the anthropology department at New York University. 

  • Publications

    2019

    2018

    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (Accepted/In press). Whose Global? Which Health? Unsettling Collaboration Through Careful Equivocation, American Anthropologist.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2018). Translational competency: On the role of culture in obesity and interventions. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 5(4), 106-117. DOI: 10.17157/mat.5.4.579 [details]

    2017

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). Conclusion. In E. Yates-Doerr, & C. Labuski (Eds.), The Ethnographic Case: Telling Stories, Shaping Knowledge (pp. 34). Manchester: Mattering Press. DOI: 10.28938/995527744 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). Counting bodies? On future engagements with science studies in medical anthropology. Anthropology & Medicine, 24(2), 142-158. DOI: 10.1080/13648470.2017.1317194 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). Where is the local? Partial biologies, ethnographic sitings. HAU : Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 7(2), 377-401. DOI: 10.14318/hau7.2.032 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E., & Labuski, C. (2017). The Book-CASE: Introduction. In E. Yates-Doerr, & C. Labuski (Eds.), The Ethnographic Case: Telling Stories, Shaping Knowledge (pp. 6). Manchester: Mattering Press. DOI: 10.28938/995527744 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E., & Labuski, C. (Eds.) (2017). The Ethnographic Case: Telling Stories, Shaping Knowledge. Manchester: Mattering Press. DOI: 10.28938/995527744 [details]

    2016

    2015

    • Sanabria, E. I. G., & Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (Eds.) (2015). Alimentary uncertainties: From contested evidence to policy. Biosocieties, 10(2).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). The weight of obesity: hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala. (California studies in food and culture; No. 57). Oakland, CA: University of California Press. [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). Does meat come from animals? A multispecies approach to classification and belonging in highland Guatemala. American Ethnologist, 42(2), 309-323. DOI: 10.1111/amet.12132 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). Intervals of confidence: Uncertain accounts of global hunger. Biosocieties, 10(2), 229-246. DOI: 10.1057/biosoc.2015.9 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). The world in a box? Food security, edible insects, and "One World, One Health" collaboration. Social Science & Medicine, 129, 106-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.020 [details]
    • Kowal, E., Meyers, T., Raikhel, E., Redfield, P., Abramowitz, S., Andersen, B., ... Grant, J. (2015). The open question: medical anthropology and open access. Medicine Anthropology Theory, 2(1), 75-94. [details]
    • Sanabria, E., & Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). Alimentary uncertainties: From contested evidence to policy. Biosocieties, 10(2), 117-124. DOI: 10.1057/biosoc.2015.17 [details]

    2014

    2013

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (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 (pp. 271-287). (Critical food studies). Farnham [etc.]: Ashgate. [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2013). The mismeasure of obesity. In M. McCullough, & J. Hardin (Eds.), Reconstructing obesity: the meaning of measures and the measure of meanings (pp. 49-70). (Food, nutrition, and culture; No. 2). New York, NY [etc.]: Berghahn Books. [details]

    2012

    2011

    • Mann, A., Mol, A., Satalkar, P., Savirani, A., Selim, N., Sur, M., & Yates-Doerr, E. (2011). Mixing methods, tasting fingers: notes on an ethnographic experiment. HAU : Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 1(1), 221-243. [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (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 (pp. 292-306). (Blackwell companions to anthropology; No. 13). Oxford [etc.]: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781444340488.ch16 [details]

    2019

    • Yates-Doerr, E., Mol, A., & Reis Castro, L., (TRANS.) (2019). Cortes de carne: desenredando natureza-culturas Ocidentais: [tradução de “Cuts of meat: disentangling western nature-cultures”]. Revista Tecnologia e Sociedade, 15(35), 247-270. [details]

    2018

    2017

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). Plastic Bodies (book review). Somatosphere.
    • Garcia-Meza, R., Solomons, N. W., & Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). Semantics of the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030 for nutrition: the connotation gained (or lost) in translation from English to Spanish. Annals of nutrition & metabolism, 71(Suppl. 2), 639. DOI: 10.1159/000480486 [details]

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2019

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). Kommt Fleisch von Tieren? Eine Multispezies-Annäherung an Klassifikation und Zugehörigkeit im Hochland Guatemalas. In F. Gesing, M. Knecht, M. Flitner, & K. Amelang (Eds.), NaturenKulturen: Denkräume und Werkzeuge für neue politische Ökologien (pp. 203-232). (Edition Kulturwissenschaft; Vol. 146). Bielefeld: Transcript. [details]

    2018

    2017

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). Absorbing metabolic illness in India: [Review of: H. Solomon (2016) Metabolic Living : Food, Fat, and the Absorption of Illness in India]. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 5(8), 584. DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30231-0 [details]

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2013). [Review of: A. Kinchy (2012) Seeds, science, and struggle: the global politics of transgenic crops]. Environment and Society, 4(1), 163-164. DOI: 10.3167/ares.2013.040110 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2013). [Review of: R.M. Wilkie (2010) Livestock/deadstock: working with farm animals from birth to slaughter]. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 19(4), 892-893. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.12071_11 [details]

    2012

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2012). [Review of: M. Unnithan-Kumar, S. Tremayne (2011) Fatness and the maternal body: women's experiences of corporeality and the shaping of social policy]. Medische Antropologie, 24(1), 233-234. [details]

    2011

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2011). [Review of: P. Henley (2009) The adventure of the real: Jean Rouch and the craft of ethnographic cinema]. American Ethnologist, 38(4), 822-823. DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1425.2011.01339_6.x [details]

    2010

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2010). [Review of: D. Gewertz, F. Errington (2010) Cheap meat: flap food nations in the Pacific Islands]. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of MultidisciplinaryResearch, 13(4), 607-610. DOI: 10.2752/175174410X12777254289475 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2010). [Review of: E.F. Fischer, P. Benson (2006) Broccoli and desire: global connections and Maya struggles in postwar Guatemala]. Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of MultidisciplinaryResearch, 13(2), 299-302. DOI: 10.2752/175174410X12633934463358 [details]
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2010). [Review of: J.J. Mudry (2009) Measured meals: nutrition in America]. Gastronomica, 10(4), 98-99. DOI: 10.1525/gfc.2010.10.4.98a [details]

    2009

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2009). [Review of: D.M. Nelson (2009) Reckoning: the ends of war in Guatemala]. E-misférica, 6(1). [details]

    Award

    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (2017). Global Future Health: A Multi-Sited Ethnography of an Adaptive Intervention (ERC Starting Grant).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2016). Awarded “Honorable Mention” for book 'The weight of obesity: hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala'.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). Authors Imprint book designation of outstanding scholarship for 'The Weight of Obesity' University of California Press.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (2014). When Global Health Meets Local Development: A Case Study of the ‘First 1000 Days of Life’ Intervention in Guatemala (NWO Veni Grant).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (2012). Wenner-Gren Foundation Engaged Anthropology Grant.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2010). The Alex McIntosh Paper Prize, the Association for the Study of Food and Society.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2010). Dean’s Dissertation Writing Award, New York University: $30,000.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2010). The Rudolf Virchow Graduate Student Paper Award, Critical Anthropology of Global Health Caucus.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2010). The Charles Hughes Graduate Student Paper Prize, Society for Medical Anthropology.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2009). The Christine Wilson Graduate Student Paper Award, Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2009). Fulbright Hays DDRA Dissertation Award: $30,000.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2008). Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, The Wenner-Gren Foundation: $25,000.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2007). The Doris M. Ohlsen Research Award for Latin American Scholarship, NYU: $5,000.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2006). Social Science Research Council / Ford Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowship for International Collaboration: $5,000.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2006). Tinker Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies NYU: $2,500.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2005). National Science Foundation Fellowship for Research Methods Training: $5,000.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (2004). Henry M. MacCracken Award, New York University (five year award: 2004-2009), $250,000.

    Journal editor

    • Krause, K. (editor), Pols, A. J. (editor), Driessen, A. E. (editor) & Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (editor) (2018). Somatosphere (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Yates-Doerr, E. (invited speaker) (7-9-2016). Invited Speaker “Food Entanglements with Life”, ERC/Wenner Gren Workshop, Oslo University.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (invited speaker) (5-9-2016). Invited Speaker “Scoping the Future of Medical Anthropology”, Edinburgh University.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. (invited speaker) (14-1-2016). Invited Speaker, Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging, and Metabolism, Guatemala.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (9-12-2015). Invited Talk, University of Washington Research Program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, University of Washington Research Program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health, Washington.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (12-11-2015). Invited lecture at Leiden University College, Leiden University College, Den Haag.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (30-10-2015). Invited Talk, Centro de Estudios y Documentación Latinamericanos, at Centro de Estudios y Documentación Latinamericanos, Amsterdam.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (3-10-2015). Invited Presenter, "International Workshop on the Politics of Non-Communicable Diseases in the Global South,", at King's college, London.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (2-10-2015). Invited Lecture, SOAS Food Forum, at SOAS Food Forum, London.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (3-3-2015). Invited Talk at EPICENTER, at: Aarhus University, Denmark, Aarhus.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (27-1-2015). Invited Talk at the Bremen NatureCultures Lab, Department of Anthropology and Culture Research, University of Bremen; Artec Sustainability Research Centre, Bremen.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (5-6-2014). Embodied Being, Environing World: Local Biologies and Local Ecologies in Global Health, Invited contributor at Maison des Sciences de L’Homme, Paris.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (1-5-2014). Invited Lecture at the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity (UBVO), Lecture at The University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (invited speaker) (17-1-2014). Invited Lecture for the Global Health Programme, Lecture at Maastricht University, Maastricht.

    Others

    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (chair) (14-11-2018 - 18-11-2018). American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Jose, United States. Panel Chair at: 'Ethnographies of Global Health: What Do “Following Methodologies” Entail?' (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (chair) (14-11-2018 - 18-11-2018). American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Jose, United States. Panel Chair at “Ethnographies of Global Health: What Do “Following Methodologies” Entail?” (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (chair) (14-11-2018 - 18-11-2018). American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Jose, United States. Panel chair at the late-breaking roundtable: 'Destabilizing Power and Asserting Praxis in Post-HAU Anthropology' (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (14-11-2018 - 18-11-2018). American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Jose, United States. Co-organizer of Double Panel: 'Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Diet-Related Disease as Structural Violence' (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (14-11-2018 - 18-11-2018). American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Jose, United States. Roundtable co-organized: 'Medical Anthropology in a Digital Age' (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (25-7-2018 - 28-7-2018). EASST 2018 Conference, Lancaster, United Kingdom. Roundtable panel organizer: 'The Ethnographic Case: An Experiment in Publication' (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (13-6-2018 - 16-6-2018). 'The Agroecological Prospect: The Politics of Integrating Food and Farming with Values and the Land': Association of the Study of Food and Society, Annual Meeting, Madison, United States. “Working with the senses: Toward a Critical Politics of Food Science.” Roundtable Co-Organizer (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (19-4-2018 - 21-4-2018). 'Displacements' Society for Cultural Anthropology Annual Meeting (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (6-4-2018 - 8-4-2018). Radial Imagination, Corvallis, United States. “Reimagining Discovery.” Roundtable Co-Organizer (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (1-9-2017). Panel "Eating Beside the Human" at Society for the Social Study of Science (4S) annual meeting, Boston, United States. Panel “Eating Beside the Human” (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (organiser) (23-6-2017). International workshop: Caring for What?, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (participant) (30-11-2015). An international roundtable with 4 speakers (AISSR-UvA), Amsterdam. Organizer and speaker at workshop: In the Event of Development: Evaluation, accountability and the mixing of methods (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (participant) (9-9-2015). at: MAGic2015 (EASA Medical Anthropology Network and RAI Medical Anthropology Committee), Anthropology and Global Health, Sussex. Panel Organizer, "Differences that Matter: Inequalities in Global Health" (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Yates-Doerr, E. J. F. (participant) (1-7-2015). An international workshop with 3 speakers (AISSR-UvA), Amsterdam. Organizer and speaker at workshop: Corporations and Incorporations (Writings on Economics and Food) (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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