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Jennifer A. Hamilton <email@example.com>
|Address:||Division of Social Science
Franklin Patterson Hall, Rm 213
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
|List Affiliations:||Former List Editor for H-MedAnthro
|Interests:||American History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Native American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Present Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, School of Social Science, Hampshire College
Spring 2007 Visiting Assistant Professor, Rice University, Department of Anthropology
June 2007 Postdoctoral Senior Research Coordinator, Center for Medical Ethics & Health, Baylor College of Medicine (Part-time)
Coordinated project regarding genetic research, informed consent, and data release.
2006 Postdoctoral Research Coordinator, Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
Coordinated project for National Human Genome Research Institute (Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Program) investigating South Asian views on biomedical research, health, and genetics. Conducted independent research into human genetic variation research and its relationship to biomedicine, law, human difference, and identity.
Spring 2004 Lecturer, Rice University, Department of Anthropology and Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Rice University
Spring 2002 Instructor, Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Rice University
Taught self-designed course, “Gendered Perspectives on the Law”; course selected in university-wide competition.
Fall 2001 Visiting Instructor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Houston—Clear Lake
Taught both undergraduate and masters-level students. Assumed full responsibilities for faculty member on leave.
1999-2003 Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Rice University
Political and legal anthropology; law and society; anthropology of biomedicine and bioethics; new kinship; theories of culture and identity; critical race and gender studies; the politics of indigeneity; ethnography of Canada, the United States, and Native North America
• Biopower, Biopolitics and Bare Life
• Law, Identity, and Bioscience
• Gender, Law, and Technoscience
• Modern Ethnography and the Ethnography of Modernity
• The Fourth World: Issues of Indigenous Peoples
• Medicine, Food, and Health
• Gender and Symbolism
• Anthropology of Law
• Medical Ethics (Section Leader)
• Law & Society
• Gendered Perspectives on the Law
• Cultural Studies of Law
• Contemporary Cultural Anthropology
• Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Family
• History and Ethnography of the Yanomami and the Kaliai
Ph.D., Anthropology, May 2004; M.A., Anthropology, January 2001
Dissertation: Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts
Committee: James D. Faubion (Chair), George E. Marcus, Hannah Landecker, and Lynne Huffer
B.A., First Class Joint Honors, Anthropology and English Literature, June 1995
(Courses taken toward B.A. at Wilfrid Laurier University)
2008 Indigeneity in the Courtroom: Law, Culture, and the Production of Difference in North American Courts. Book forthcoming in Routledge’s Indigenous Peoples and Politics series.
Articles & Chapters
n.d. “From Indigeneity to Ethics: Locating the Ethnographic Betwixt and Between Apprentice and Professional Anthropology,” in Fieldwork Is Not What It Used To Be, eds. G. E. Marcus and J. D. Faubion, forthcoming from Cornell University Press.
2008 “Revitalizing Difference in the HapMap: Race, Biomedicine, and Contemporary Human Genetic Variation Research,” forthcoming in Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Fall 2008.
2008 “DNA Data Sharing: Research Participants’ Perspectives’, with Amy L. McGuire et al., Genetics in Medicine, 10(1): 46-53.
2007 “Sumptuary Kinship,” with James D. Faubion, Anthropological Quarterly, 80(3): 533-559.
2006 “Resettling Musqueam Park: Property, Landscape, and ‘Indian Land’ in British Columbia,” PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, 29 (1): 88-109.
2006 “Revisiting the Stored Tissue Issue,” with Richard R. Sharp, review of Robert Weir and Robert Olick’s The Stored Tissue Issue: Biomedical Research, Ethics, and Law in the Era of Genomic Medicine. IRB: Ethics and Human Research, January-February 2006.
2001 Review of Alexandra Harmon’s Indians in the Making: Ethnic Relations and Indian Identities around Puget Sound in Indigenous Nations Studies Journal 1(2).
MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION
“‘Frozen Moments’ in the HapMap: Some Ethnographic Speculations on Race, Human Genetic Variation Research, and Biomedicine,” article in preparation for Social Studies of Medicine.
“From Practice to Substance: The Emergence of ‘Ethical Provenance’ in Contemporary Human Genetic Variation Research,” article in preparation for Cultural Anthropology.
“The Case of the Genetic Ancestor: DNA Ancestry Tracing, Legal Subjectivity, and Race in America,” article in preparation for Political and Legal Anthropology Review.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & ACADEMIC HONORS
Grantee, Special Faculty Development Fund, Hampshire College (2008)
Law & Society Summer Institute Scholar (2007)
Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Interdisciplinary Workshop Paper Competition (2006)
Departmental nomination for John Gardiner Best Dissertation Prize, Rice University (2004)
Program for the Study of Women and Gender, New Course Competition, Rice University (2002)
Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughan Graduate Fellowship, Rice University (2001-2002)
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research (2001-2002)
Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (1999-2001)
Doctoral Fellowship Supplement, Federalism & Federations Program, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (1999-2001)
Graduate Student Workshop Participant, Law & Society Association (1998 & 2000)
Doctoral Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, Rice University (1996-1999)
Dean’s Honor List, McGill University (1993-1995)
Incentive Scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier University (1993) (declined)
Flora Roy Scholarship, Wilfrid Laurier University (for 2nd year English major with highest GPA) (1992)
Honor Roll, Wilfrid Laurier University (1991-1993)
“The Case of the Genetic Ancestor: DNA Ancestry Tracing, Legal Subjectivity and Race in America,” DNA, Race, and History Conference, Center for Race and Ethnicity, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, April 2008
“Law and the Emergence of Ethical Provenance in the Realm of Bioexchange,” Placing Law Through Documents: Site, Context, and Circulation, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, May 2008 (Co-organized panel)
Discussant, “the body in/and time,” American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, November
“Mapping and Rethinking Biology in Anthropology and Other Pursuits,” Culture, Brain and Development Faculty Seminar, with Alan Goodman, Hampshire College, November
“The Case of the Genetic Ancestor: DNA Ancestry Tracing, Legal Subjectivity, and Race in America,” Law and Society Association Summer Institute, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, June
Discussant, “Health, Inequality, and Contemporary Capitalism,” Department of Anthropology, University of California—Riverside, April (Invited)
“The Case of the Genetic Ancestor: Law, Race, and Past Injustices,” Law and Representations of Injustice, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Georgetown University, March
“From Practice to Substance: The Emergence of ‘Ethical Provenance’ in Contemporary Human Genetic Variation Research,” Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University, November 2006
“From Practice to Substance: The Emergence of ‘Ethical Provenance’ in Contemporary Human Genetic Variation Research,” Department of Anthropology, Rice University, October 2006
“Healing the Bishop: Consent and the Legal Erasure of Colonial History,” Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Interdisciplinary Workshop, USC Law School, June (Invited)
Panel Co-Organizer, “Processes of Translation and Translations of Substance in Scientific Knowledge Production,” Society for Cultural Anthropology Spring Meeting, May
“Ethical Practice, Ethical Substance?: Ethics and the Politics of Human Genetic Variation Research,” Society for Cultural Anthropology Spring Meeting, May
“‘Frozen Moments’ in the HapMap: Some Ethnographic Speculations on Race, Human Genetic Variation Research, and Biomedicine,” Race, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Technologies Conference, MIT—Center for the Study of Diversity, April http://web.mit.edu/csd/conference.htm
“From Indigeneity to Ethics: Locating the Ethnographic Betwixt and Between Apprentice and Professional Anthropology,” Turns and Folly in Apprentice Ethnography: The Pivot of Innovation, Department of Anthropology, UC—Irvine, March (Invited)
“The Case of the Genetic Ancestor: DNA Ancestry Tracing, Legal Subjectivity, and Race in America,” Department of Anthropology, Rice University, February
“Unadorned speculation”: Genetic Ancestry Tracing, Race, and Legal Standing in Slavery Reparations, Law and Society Association, Las Vegas, June
“More cultural than biological”: Race, Genetics, and Nature/Culture through the Lens of Genetic Ancestry Tracing, American Ethnological Society, San Diego, April
2004-2007 Post-doctoral research and ethnographic research, Houston, TX
Conduct independent research into the intersections of race, indigeneity, science, law, and genetics with a particular focus on human genetic variation research.
Coordinate research project sponsored by National Human Genome Research Institute, Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Program: “Indian and Hindu Perspectives on Human Genetic Variation.” Involved in ethnographic community consultation project investigating views of Houston’s South Asian communities about health and genetics in the context of the International Haplotype Map.
1999-2000 Dissertation ethnographic research, Vancouver, BC
Conducted thirteen-month ethnographic fieldwork investigating emergent forms of indigenous justice in urban setting. Volunteered at local paralegal association and Aboriginal women’s group; conducted participant observation and interviews.
2001 Dissertation ethnographic research, Seattle, WA
Conducted six weeks comparative ethnographic fieldwork investigating emergent forms of indigenous justice in urban setting.
1997-1998 Major paper (candidacy requirement) ethnographic research, Houston, TX
Conducted participant observation and interviews with members of local chapter of Endometriosis Association over twelve month period; followed endometriosis support group listserv; authored research paper about women’s reproductive health and conceptions of risk.
Summer1997 Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Rice University
Conducted archival research for project on space and modernity; collected and summarized late 19th and early 20th century scientific articles about agoraphobia.
1997-1998 Research Assistant, Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Steering Committee, Culture, Brain, and Development Program, Hampshire College (as of January 2008)
Faculty Advisor, Hampshire College Pre-Law Society (as of January 2008)
Listserv Editor, H-MedAnthro (medical anthropology listserv through H-Net) (2006-2008)
Graduate Student Representative, President’s Council on Minority Affairs, Rice University (2001-2003)
Anthropology Representative, Graduate Student Association, Rice University (2001-2003)
Administrative Assistant, “MSA 3,” Annual Meeting of the Modernist Studies Association, Houston (2001)
Steering Committee Member, Feminist Reading Group, Rice University (1997-1999)
Article Reviewer, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, University of California Press (2007)
Article Reviewer, American Anthropologist, University of California Press (2006)
Article Reviewer, Current Anthropology, University of Chicago Press (2005)
Article Reviewer, American Indian Quarterly, University of Nebraska Press (1999-2000)
American Anthropological Association (Sections: Society for Medical Anthropology, Association for Political and Legal Anthropology, Society for Cultural Anthropology, American Ethnological Society)
Law and Society Association
French (read, spoken, written), German (elementary spoken and written)