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Jennifer Liu

Associate Professor; Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

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Office:  PAS 2009

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33044

Email:  jennifer.liu@uwaterloo.ca

 

Background

Jennifer Liu received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco in 2008. She is a cultural and medical anthropologist whose work intersects with science and technology studies (STS) and global health, and addresses emerging biomedical technologies, science and health governance and ethics, and transnational knowledge production. She has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taiwan and most recently, Zambia. She teaches courses on sociocultural anthropology, theory, medical anthropology, STS, and China among others.

Publications

2018 “Stem cells: global cells, local cultures.” In The Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society, eds., Stephen Hilgartner, Sahra Gibbon, Barbara Prainsack and Janelle Lamoureaux. London: Routledge.

2017 - "Postcolonial Biotech: Taiwanese Conundrums and Subimperial Desires." East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal (11):1-26.                  http://easts.dukejournals.org/content/early/2017/08/10/18752160-4152424.full.pdf+html

2017 - "Situated stem cell ethics: beyond good and bad." Regenerative Medicine (epub ahead of print).  https://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/rme-2017-0059

2016 - “Emerging Science, Emerging Democracy: Stem Cell Research and Policy in Taiwan.” Special issue, “Science, Policy, and Values,” Perspectives on Science 24(5), ed. Heather Douglas.

2015 - “Synthetic Biology in Global Health: Lessons from History and Anthropology.” Journal of Responsible Innovation 2(1):96-99..

2012 - Aboriginal Fractions: enumerating identity in Taiwan. Theme issue, "Enumeration, Identity and Health," Medical Anthropology 31(4):329-346.

2012 - Asian Regeneration? Technohybridity in Taiwan's biotech. Theme issue, “Science and Nationalism in East Asia”, EASTS (East Asian Science, Tech. and Society) 6(3): 401-14.

2012 - (with D. Gardner) Global Bioethics: Hopes, fears, and new voices. Issues in Science and Technology, Fall: 77-87.

2012 - Book Review of European Kinship in the Age of Biotechnology, Jeanette Edwards and Carles Salazar, eds., Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. Feminist Theory 13(2).

2011 - Biological scarcity: looking beyond regulatory exteriors in Taiwan. Theme Issue, “Stem Cell Research in Asia: Looking Beyond Regulatory Exteriors (Part 2). New Genetics and Society 30(3):253-265.

2011 - Book Review of Sciences from Below: Feminisms, Postcolonialities, and Modernities, Sandra Harding, Durham: Duke University Press, 2008. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 25(1):137-139.

2010 - "Making Taiwanese (stem cells): identity, genetics, and purity." In Asian Biotech. Eds. Aihwa Ong and Nancy Chen. Durham: Duke University Press. Pp. 239-262.

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo
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