Ellen L. Marakowitz

Ellen L. Marakowitz

Research Interests




Marakowitz's research interests include an examination of the ways in which gender intersects with national identity and national narratives. Her work in Finland examined several women's associations which represented a range of perspectives on female identity and notions of citizenship. In this research she explores the contradictions contained in the political power women in Finland hold and the limitations of that power. More recently she has been engaged with topics in the area of medical anthropology, looking at public health issues in the US, primarily in the area of tuberculosis. She has been conducting fieldwork into the nature of collaborations between public and private agencies in terms of control, treatment and definition of disease. She 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.

2017. "Impressions of a Gendered Life." Room: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action 5: 9-11.
2016. Review of Histories of Victimhood, edited by Steffen Jensen and Henrik Ronsbo. American Ethnologist 43, no. 1: 194-195.

2012. "Regulated Research." Book Review of Ethical Imperialism: Institutional Review Boards and the Social Sciences, 1965-2009, by Zachary Schrag. Academe 98, no. 6: 45-48. 

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

1995. Coauthor with Nancy Woodruff Ment. "A Training Model for Exploring Diversity in Treatment Settings." Continuing Group Care Practice, Research and Evaluation 5, no. 1: 33-36.

1989. "Muistelma lottatyon arjesta." Naistutkimus 2, no. 1: 10-11.

1988. "Women's association in Finland: Links between feminism and the welfare state." Canadian Women's Studies Journal 9, no. 2: 48-50.