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Emily Yates-Doerr

Emily Yates-Doerr is the PI on the ‘Global Future Health’ Project (#Futurehealth) and an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and Oregon State University. Her research for #FutureHealth focuses on networks of science and other forms of expertise in the making of maternal health care policy. Her scholarship bridges medical and feminist anthropology, science and technology studies, and food justice. She is writing a book that analyzes global sustainability and legacies of violence in Guatemala’s “Window of Opportunity” human capital initiative. Her first book, The Weight of the Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala (UC Press, 2015), examines the emergence of the diagnostic category of obesity in postwar Guatemala.