Professor Emerita. Ethnology, medical anthropology, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Shirley Lindenbaum carried out fieldwork on the disease kuru in Papua New Guinea, cholera in Bangladesh, and AIDS in the United States. She edited the American Ethnologist (1984-1989), and was Book Review Editor for Anthropology Now (2010-2013). Her research interests include theories of disease causation, myth-history, and political economy.
- 2015 “An annotated history of kuru,” Medicine Anthropology Theory, 2:1:95-126.
- 2013 Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands. Second Edition, Expanded and Updated. Paradigm Publishers, Boulder, C0
- 2013 Entry on Cannibalism International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition, Elsevier Publishers.
- 2009 “Cannibalism, Kuru and Anthropology, Folia Neuropathologica, 47/2:138-144.
- 2004 “Thinking About Cannibalism,” Annual Review of Anthropology, 33: 475-498.
- 2002 “Fore Narratives Through Time: How a Bush Spirit Became a Robber, Was Sent to Jail, Emerged as a Symbol for Eastern Highlands Province, and Never Left Home,” Current Anthropology, 43 (Supplement), 63-74.
- 2001 “Kuru, Prions, and Human Affairs: Thinking about Epidemics,” Annual Review of Anthropology, 30:363-385.
- 1993 Knowledge, Power and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life (co-edited with Margaret Lock), University of California Press.
- 1992 The Time of AIDS: Social Analysis, Theory and Method (co-edited with Gilbert Herdt), University of California Press.