is lecturer in the School of Social and Political Science, University
of Edinburgh. His principal research interest is in the global spread of new reproductive,
genetic, and stem cell biotechnologies. He coauthored Risky Relations: Family, Kinship,
and the New Genetics (Berg, 2006), is the lead author of Local Cells, Global Science: The
Proliferation of Stem Cell Technologies in India (Routledge, 2009), and is currently com-
pleting Conceptions: Infertility and Procreative Modernity in India (Berghahn Books,
is Melville J. Herskovits Professor of African Studies and pro-
fessor of anthropology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her interests
include demography and family organization in Africa and the West African diaspora
in Europe.
is professor in and chair of the Department of Anthropology at
the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is also a professor of women’s studies
and in the David Ge√en School of Medicine. Her monograph Neurogenetic Diagnoses:
The Power of Hope and the Limits of Today’s Medicine (with H. M. Preloran) was pub-
lished in 2010 by Routledge.
has a Ph.D. in sociology from Peking University in China, and has pub-
lished a monograph and many articles in Chinese on China’s rural transformation and
demographic issues. He is completing his Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology at the
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, with a dissertation based on extensive
fieldwork on population policy in rural northeast China supported by the Wenner-Gren
Foundation. Portions of his dissertation in progress have received the David M. Schnei-
der Award (American Anthropological Association), the Theodore C. Bestor Prize (Soci-
ety for East Asian Anthropology/American Anthropological Association), the Graduate
Student Paper Award (Council on Anthropology and Reproduction/American Anthro-
pological Association), and the Percy Buchanan Prize (Midwest Conference on Asian
A√airs/Association for Asian Studies).
is a Ph.D. candidate in applied anthropology at the University of South
Florida, where she is also working on her MPH in maternal and child health. She holds a
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