• Ellen L. Marakowitz

    Senior Lecturer, and Director of MA in Anthropology
    Department of Anthropology
    469 Schermerhorn, Dept Of Anthropology, Mail Code: 5523, United States
    Phone:
    +1 212 854 8268

    Biography:

    My research interests include an examination of the ways in which gender intersects with national identity and national narratives. My work in Finland examined several women's associations which represented a range of perspectives on female identity and notions of citizenship. In this research I explore the contradictions contained in the political power women in Finland hold and the limitations of that power. More recently I have been engaged with topics in the area of medical anthropology, looking at public health issues in the U.S., primarily in the area of tuberculosis. I have been conducting fieldwork into the nature of collaborations between public and private agencies in terms of control, treatment and definition of disease. I will be expanding this research to include an exploration of how the triangle of tuberculosis, substance, and AIDS impacts on access to primary medical services and institutions.

    Publications:

    Forthcoming. Book Review for American Ethnologist (invited).  Histories of Victimhood.  Edited by Steffen Jensen and Henrik Ronsbo  2014.   University of Pennsylvania Press. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    2012. "Regulated Research."  Book Review.  Ethical Imperialism:  Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009.  Zachary Schrag. 2010. Academe, Nov/Dec 2012.  Pp. 45-48.

    1996. "Gender and National Identity in Finland, An Exploration into Women's Political Agency." Women's Studies International Forum, Vol. 19, Nos. 1/2, pp. 55-63.

    1995. "A Training Model for Exploring Diversity in Treatment Settings," E. Marakowitz and Nancy Woodruff Ment, Continuing Group Care Practice, Research and Evaluation,  Vol. 5, No. 1,  Pp. 33-36.

    1989. "Muistelma lottatyon arjesta."  Naistutkimus 2: 1, Pp. 10-11.

    1988. "Women's association in Finland: Links between feminism and the welfare state." Canadian Women's Studies Journal, 9(2), 48-50.