For Immediate Release
Contact: Marilyn Wilkes (203) 432-3413
Inhorn and Pogge Appointed to International Interdisciplinary Professorships at The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University
August 26, 2008. New Haven, CT � Professors Marcia Inhorn and Thomas Pogge have been appointed to International Interdisciplinary Professorships by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. Inhorn’s title is William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs. She is also serving as Chair of the Council of Middle East Studies (CMES) at the MacMillan Center. Pogge’s title is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs.
Marcia Inhorn, who comes to Yale from the University of Michigan, is a specialist on the Middle East. Her research interests revolve around science and technology studies (STS), gender and feminist theory (including masculinity studies), religion and bioethics, globalization and global health, cultures of biomedicine and ethnomedicine, stigma and human suffering. Over the past 20 years, Inhorn has conducted multi-sited research on the social impact of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Arab America. She is the author of three books on the subject, Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt (Routledge, 2003), Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt (U Pennsylvania Press, 1996) and Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions (U Pennsylvania Press, 1994), which have won the American Anthropological Association’s Eileen Basker Prize and Diana Forsythe Prize for outstanding feminist anthropological research in the areas of gender, health, science, technology, and biomedicine.
Thomas Pogge is a political philosopher who comes to Yale from Columbia University. Pogge has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, including books on John Rawls and global justice. He is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science, and he holds adjunct professorial appointments in the Australian National University Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics and the Philosophy Department of the University of Oslo. His book World Poverty and Human Rights (Polity, 2002) is widely regarded as one of the most important works on global justice.
“I am delighted to announce these two important appointments,” said Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director, The MacMillan Center. “The international interdisciplinary professorships are a major part of president Levin’s initiative to internationalize the University. The work of both Inhorn and Pogge dovetails in important ways with the MacMillan Center’s research initiatives.”
The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale