AHERN, EMILY MARTIN, 1944-

Biography:

Anthropologist; professor of anthropology. Born– November 7, 1944, Birmingham. Parents– Henry M. and Zoe (Martin) Godschalk. Married– Dennis Ahern, May 11, 1966. Education– University of Michigan, B.A., 1966; Cornell University, Ph.D., 1971. Assistant professor of anthropology, Yale University, 1972-76; taught at Johns Hopkins after 1976;  head of the department of anthropology at Johns Hopkins, 1984; currently a professor of socio-anthropology at New York University. Founding editor of the journal Anthropology Now. Winner of the 2009 Diana Forsythe Prize for the best book of feminist anthropology, for Bipolar Expeditions.

Source:

Contemporary Authors online.

NYU website.

Publication(s);

Bipolar Expeditions:  Mania and depression in American Culture.  Princeton University Press, 2007.

Chinese Ritual and Politics. New York; Cambridge University Press, 1981.

The Cult of the Dead in a Chinese Village. Stanford; Stanford University Press, 1973.

Flexible Bodies; Tracking Immunity in American Culture from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS.  Boston; Beacon Press, 1994.

Religion and Ritual in Chinese Society. Stanford; Stanford University Press, 1974.

Women in the Chinese Society. Stanford; Stanford University Press, 1975.

Contributor;

Imagining Illness;  Public Health and Visual Culture.  University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

Studies in Chinese Society. Stanford, 1978.

Editor:

The Anthropology of Taiwanese Society. Stanford; Stanford University Press, 1981.