Elizabeth Roberts is Associate Professor of Anthropology. She received her Ph.D. through the Joint Program in Medical Anthropology of UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco in 2006.
Dr. Roberts is an ethnographer of science, medicine and technology. Her work has included research on assisted reproduction in the United States and Ecuador, reproductive governance in Latin America, transnational medical migrations, and currently environmental health science in the United States and Mexico. Within these projects she traces how biomedical and scientific projects are part of the looping conditions of life that shape bodies and kinship, challenging the notion of biology as fixed, universal and apolitical.
Under Review “No Shelter: Exposure in the Anthropocene”, Cultural Anthropology 2015 “Bio-Ethnography: A Collaborative Methodological Experiment in Mexico City.” Somatosphere. Feburary 21. 2015 “Food is Love, And So What Then?” Special Issue “Alimentary Uncertainty: From Contested Evidence to Health Policy, Emilia Sanabria & Emily Yates-Doerr, Guest Eds; Biosocieties Vol 10 #2, 247-252 2016 “When nature/culture implodes: Feminist Anthropology and Biotechnology.”In Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century. Ellen Lewin and Leni Silverstein eds. Rutgers University Press. 105-125. 2013 “Assisted Existence: An Ethnography of Being and Care” - Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 19 – 562-580.