Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “Attending to Silence.” The ADVANCE Journal. 2(2): 1-9. Open Access.

Cuj, M., Grabinsky, L., Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “Cultures of Nutrition: Classification, Food Policy, and Health.” Medical Anthropology. Open Access.

Maes, C., Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “Don’t Reopen the Economy Until It Is Safe To Reopen Schools.” Ms. Magazine. Open Access.

Yates‐Doerr, E. (2020). “Antihero Care: On Fieldwork and Anthropology.” Anthropology and Humanism. Open Access.

Wolf-Meyer, M., Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “Reworking the Cognitive Bias—a Brainstorm.” Somatosphere. Open Access.

Gálvez, A., Carney, M. and Yates‐Doerr, E. (2020), “Introduction: Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease.” American Anthropologist. 122(3): 639-640. 

Yates‐Doerr, E. (2020). “Imperialist Irony.” American Anthropologist, 122(3): 674-675. Open access.  

Gálvez, A., Carney, M. and Yates‐Doerr, E. (2020). “Vital Topics Forum, Chronic Disaster: Reimagining Noncommunicable Chronic Disease.” American Anthropologist. 122(3). This entails 1000-word contributions from 17 anthropologists. Pre-print PDF here.  

García-Meza, R., García Maldonado, M., Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “Sustainability.” In Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian (Eds.), Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen. Puctum Books. (First published in 2016 as “Sustainability”—Society for Cultural Anthropology.)

Yates‐Doerr, E. (2020). “Reworking the Social Determinants of Health: Responding to Material‐Semiotic Indeterminacy in Public Health Interventions.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 34(3): 378-397. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “Advocacy Letters: An Invitation.” Somatosphere. Open Access.

Burnett, D., Carney, M. A., Carruth, L., Chard, S., Dickinson, M., Gálvez, A., Garth, H., Hardin, J., Hite, A., Howard, H., Manderson, L., Mendenhall, E., Saldaña-Tejeda, A., Simmons, D., Valdez, N., Vasquez, E., Warin, M., Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “Anthropologists Respond to the The Lancet EAT Commission.” Bionatura. With Spanish Translation: “Antropólogas Responden a la Comisión Lancet EAT.” Both are Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2020). “The Cruelty of War: Repairing COVID-19 Through Healing and Care.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly. With Spanish Translation: “La crueldad de la Guerra: reparación de COVID-19 a través de la curación y el cuidado.” Both are Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. and R. García-Meza. (2020). “Head circumference.” In the Somatosphere series “Histórias of zika.” Translated to Spanish as “Circunferencia de la cabeza.” Co-authored with Rosario García-Meza. Open Access.

García-Meza, R. and E. Yates-Doerr. (2020). “The social life of metrics.” In the Somatosphere series “Histórias of zika.”  Translated to Spanish as, “La vida social de las métricas.”


Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). “Storytelling.” Cultural Anthropology Online series, “Pathways.” With Spanish Translation, “Contando historias.” Open access.

Berg, U., S. Rozental, and E. Yates-Doerr. (2019). “Pathways: introduction:” Cultural Anthropology Online. With Spanish translation: “Caminos: introducción.” Open Access.

Carruth, L., S. Chard, H.A. Howard, L. Manderson, E. Mendenhall, E. Vasquez, and E. Yates-Doerr. (2019). “Disaggregating diabetes: new subtypes, causes, and care.” Medicine Anthropology Theory. 6(9):119-216. Open Access.

Göttke, F., Heath, D., Ibáñez, R., Kaul, S., Sakoun, R., Sigmund, K., Thompson, A., and Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). “The ethnographic fact: a discussion of ethics in anthropological fieldwork.” Somatosphere. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr. E. (2019). “An unfinished war.” Anthropology Now. 11(2):57-73. Photo Essay & Essay. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr. E. (2019). “Gun violence harms, even if you’ve never been shot.” Sapiens. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. and Maes, K. (2019). “Global health.” Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). “No relation.” In the Cultural Anthropology Online series, “Embodied ecologies.” Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. and M. Carney. (2019). “For people fleeing Central America, Hunger may not look like hunger.” Latino Rebels. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). “SICK: The Deadly Logic of the Limited Good.” Medicine Anthropology Theory. 6(1):132-150. Open Access.

Mol, A., Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). “Cortes de Carnes: Desenredando Natureza-Culturas Ocidentais.” Tecnologia e Sociedade, 15(35): 247-270. (Portuguese Translation of “Cuts of Meat: Disentangling Western Nature-Cultures.” with commentary. Translated by Luisa Reis Castro and Camila de Caux for a special issue of Tecnologia e Sociedade.) Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). “Whose global? Which health? Unsettling collaboration through careful equivocation,” American Anthropologist. 121(2):297-310. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2019). “Kommt Fleisch von Tieren? Eine Multispezies-Annäherung an Klassifikation und Zugehörigkeit im Hochland Guatemalas.” In Friederike Gesing, Michi Knecht, Michael Flitner, Katrin Amelang (Eds.), NaturenKulturen: Denkräume und Werkzeuge für neue politische Ökologien. Transcript Press. (First published in 2015 as “Does Meat Come from Animals”—American Ethnologist.)


Yates-Doerr, E. (2018). “Why Are So Many Guatemalans Migrating to the U.S.?”  Photo essay & Reflection. Sapiens. Listed among the Editor’s “ten best articles” for 2018.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2018). “George, the Dog.” Somatosphere series,“Thinking with Dementia.” Open Access.

Krause, K., Drieseen, A., Pols, J., Yates-Doerr, E. (editors). (2018). “Thinking with Dementia.” Somatosphere. A collection of 28 co-edited essays. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2018). “Translational Competency: On the Role of Culture in Obesity Interventions.” Medicine Anthropology Theory, 5(4):106-117.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2018). “New Review Technologies: An Announcement & Invitation.” Somatosphere. Open Access.


Labuski, C., Yates-Doerr, E. (Eds.). (2017). “The Ethnographic Case: Telling Stories, Shaping Knowledge.” Mattering Press.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). “Conclusion.” In Labuski Christine and Emily Yates-Doerr (Eds.), The Ethnographic Case. Mattering Press.

Labuski, C., Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). “The book-case: Introduction.” In Labuski Christine and Emily Yates-Doerr (Eds.), The Ethnographic Case. Mattering Press.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). “Where is the Local? Partial Biologies, Ethnographic Authorities.” Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 7(2):377-401. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2017). “Counting Bodies? On Future Engagements with Science Studies in Medical Anthropology.” Anthropology & Medicine, 24(2):142-158. Open Access.


Yates-Doerr, E. (2016). “A reply.” Somatosphere Book Forum: “The Weight of Obesity.” Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2016). “Fat used to be celebrated in Guatemala, now unhelpful obesity advice is causing weight anxiety.” The Conversation. Open Access.

García-Meza, R., García Maldonado, M., Yates-Doerr, E. (2016). “Sustainability.” Society for Cultural Anthropology. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. “The Weight of Obesity.” 1 Sept. 2016. (Interview for UC Press Blog.)

Yates-Doerr, E. and M. Carney. (2016). “Demedicalizing health: the kitchen as a site of care.” Medical Anthropology. 35(4):305-21. Pre-print PDF here.


Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). “The Weight of the Body: Obesity & Ontological Violence.” Second Opinion: The Newsletter of the Society of Medical Anthropology, 3(2). Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). “All that is Solid: On Body Weight & Ontological Violence.” Anthropology News, 56(11). Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. The weight of obesity: hunger and global health in postwar Guatemala. California Press.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). “Does Meat Come From Animals? A multispecies approach to classification and belonging in highland Guatemala.” American Ethnologist. 42(2): 309-323. Download the pre-print PDF here.

Sanabria, E and E. Yates-Doerr. (2015). “Alimentary uncertainties: from contested evidence to policy.” BioSocieties. 10(2):117–124. Download pre-print PDF here.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). “Intervals of confidence: uncertain accounts of Global Hunger.” BioSocieties. 10(2):229–246. Download the pre-print PDF here.

Grant, J., Yates-Doerr, E., Kowal, E., Meyers, T., Raikhel, E., Redfield, P., Abramowitz, S., Andersen, B., & Moyer, E. (2015). “The Open Question:Open Access in Medical Anthropology.” Medicine, Anthropology Theory. Curated with J. Grant, 2(1): 75-92. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2015). “The world in a box? Food Security, edible insects, and ‘One World, One Health’ collaboration.” Social Science & Medicine. Mar(129):106-112. Download pre-print PDF here.


Yates-Doerr, E. (2014). “Refrigerator Units; Normal Goods.” Limn, 4(1): 32-35. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2014). “Obesity science and health translation in Guatemala: engagement in practice.” Anthropology Now. 6(1): 3-14. Download pre-print PDF here.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2014). “The Scale.” Somatosphere series “Commonplaces: Itemizing the Technological Present.” Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2014). “The Form of the Otherwise.” Cultural Anthropology Online. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2014). “Care: Provocation.” Cultural Anthropology, Field Notes. Open Access.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2014). “Engaged Anthropology.” The Wenner-Gren Blog. Open Access.


Yates-Doerr. E. “The mismeasure of obesity.” (2013). In Reconstructing obesity: the meaning of measures and the measures of meaning, eds. Meghan McCullough & Jessica Hardin. pp. 49-70. Berghahn Books. Download pre-print PDF here.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2013). Complex carbohydrates: on the relevance of ethnography in nutrition education. In Contours of Eating: New Relations between Food and Bodies, eds. Emma-Jayne Abbots & Anna Lavis. pp. 271-288. Ashgate. Download the pre-print PDF here.


Yates-Doerr, E. and A. Mol. (2012). “Cuts of meat: disentangling western nature-cultures.” Cambridge Anthropology. 30(2): 48-64 Download the pre-proof PDF here.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2012). The Opacity of Reduction: Nutritional Black-Boxing and the Meanings of Nourishment.” Food, Culture and Society. 15(2):293-313. Download the pre-print PDF here.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2012). “Meeting the demand for meat.” Anthropology Today, 28(1): 11-15. Open Access.

Yates‐Doerr, E. (2012). The weight of the self: care and compassion in Guatemalan dietary choicesMedical Anthropology Quarterly. 26(1): 136-158. Download pre-print here.


Yates-Doerr, E. (2011). “Bodily betrayal: love and anger in the time of epigenetics.” In A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment, ed. Fran Mascia-Lees. pp. 292-306. Wiley-Blackwell. Download the pre-proof PDF here.

Yates-Doerr, E. (2011). “Complex Carbohydrates: On the relevance of ethnography in nutrition education.” Somatosphere: Science, Medicine, and Anthropology. Open Access.

Mann, A., Mol, A., Satalkar, P., Savirani, A., Selim, N., Sur, M., & Yates-Doerr, E. (2011). “Mixing methods, tasting fingers: Notes on an ethnographic experiment.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory. 1(1): 221-243.