Focused examination of contemporary and seminal, theoretical and ethnographic topics in the, subfield of medical anthropology. Each semester, will explore a given topic, e.g., structural, violence, intersectionality, kinship and care,, death and dying, body and pain, addiction,, pharmaceuticalization, medical techniques and, technologies, illness narratives. Particular, emphasis on how subjective and phenomenological, experiences of illness shape and are shaped by, structural (socio-cultural, political,, historical, physical, material) contingencies., Students will engage in a semester-long, ethnographic project.