• Professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on the anthropology of the body, hunger, illness, medicine, psychiatry, mental illness, suffering, violence, and genocide which has broad application beyond her field. For the last decade, Scheper-Hughes has been involved in study of global organ trafficking for transplant patients and she currently advises the World Health Organization in this capacity. Among her most famous works are the books: Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland (1979), Death without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday life in Brazil (1993), Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology (2003), and Commodifying Bodies (2002). In addition to being an eminent scholar, she has been a life-long activist across a range of issues.