BA, Human Biology, Stanford University
MHS, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
PhD, Anthropology, Stanford University
Anna West is a political and medical anthropologist whose work focuses on global health, local politics, and the contours of postcolonial citizenship in southern Africa. Her dissertation research in Malawi combined ethnographic and archival work to locate contemporary rural health promotion paradigms in sedimented landscapes of intervention dating to the colonial period. Her courses encourage students to engage critically with the structural determinants of health inequities, the historicity of intervention, and the social construction of knowledge in medicine and public health.