Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society. Natalie specialises in the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine. Her regional foci include Southeast Asia and parts of the United States and Europe, where she explores the intersection of biomedicine, pandemics, and human-animal relationships. Specifically, she asks how pandemic disease threats transform scientific knowledge and practice, and explores these transformations in various social and political contexts. She is currently completing a book-length ethnography on this topic, entitled, Viral Economies: Avian Flu and More Than Human Global Health Experiments in Vietnam. Natalie holds a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara, and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before joining the faculty at the University of Notre Dame, she was a lecturer at the University of Freiburg, Germany, a postdoctoral fellow  in the BioProperty Programme at the Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society, and an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire. 

Email: natalie.porter.55@nd.edu 

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