Nadine Beckmann
September 14, 2012 — 12:18

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Nadine Beckmann is a research fellow in anthropology and deputy director of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group at the University of Oxford. Her work focuses on the intersections of sexuality, illness and morality in an increasingly transnational field of health and social interventions, with a particular emphasis on Muslim communities. In the last years, Nadine was a research fellow at the Department of Peace Studies in Bradford and lecturer in international development at the University of Leeds. She received her DPhil in anthropology from the University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis explores sexuality, morality and life with HIV/AIDS in predominantly Muslim Zanzibar. Nadine teaches medical anthropology, coordinates the Special Studies Modules in Medical Anthropology for Oxford’s Medical School, and will take up a new position as lecturer in African anthropology at the University of Oxford in MT 2012. Her publications include ‘Pleasure and Danger. Muslim views on sex and gender in Zanzibar‘. Culture, Health and Sexuality 12(6): 619-32; ‘Markets for health, markets for sickness: the commodification of misery’. In Van Dijk and Dekker (eds.) (2010): Health and Healing in Africa, Brill; ‘The ‘politics of the queue’: the politicization of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania’ Development and Change 41(6): 1041-64 (with Janet Bujra); ‘AIDS and the power of God: narratives of decline and coping strategies in Zanzibar’, in Becker and Geissler (eds): AIDS and Religious Practice in Africa. Brill; and ‘Responding to medical crises: AIDS treatment, responsibilisation and the logic of choice’ (in Anthropology and Medicine’s 2013 special issue on ‘Therapeutic knowledge, health, crises and processes of diversification and mainstreaming’). Together with Catrine Christiansen and Alessandro Gusman she is currently editing the proceedings of the 2011 IRNARA and FRSG conference on Sexuality, AIDS and Religion: Transnational Dynamics in Africa in the form of a volume entitled Strings Attached: AIDS and the Rise of Transnational Connections in Africa, British Academy/Oxford University Press.

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University of Oxford’s School of Anthropology

University of Oxford’s African Studies Centre

University of Oxford’s Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group