Marcia C. Inhorn

Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH, is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. A specialist on Middle Eastern gender, religion, and health, Inhorn has conducted research on the social impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies in Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Arab America over the past 25 years. She is the author of five books on the subject, and has won the American Anthropological Association’s Eileen Basker Prize and the Diana Forsythe Prize for outstanding feminist anthropological research in gender, health, science, technology, and biomedicine. She is also the (co)editor of nine books, and the author of hundreds of articles and chapters. Inhorn has been a visiting faculty member at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She was also the inaugural Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor in the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Gender Studies. Inhorn is the founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies (JMEWS), and co-editor of the Berghahn Book series on “Fertility, Reproduction, and Sexuality.” She has served on the Board of Directors of the Middle East Studies Association and is the former chair of Yale’s Council on Middle East Studies. In 2013, she was named the Middle East Distinguished Scholar by the AAA’s Middle East Section.

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