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Author, Anthropologist & Specialist on Contemporary China; Research Professor of Chinese Society at Harvard University

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Susan Greenhalgh is an author, anthropologist, and specialist on contemporary China. Her interests lie in the social and political study of science, technology, and medicine, with a special focus on women’s health.

She is the John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Research Professor of Chinese Society in the Anthropology Department at Harvard University. Before joining Harvard in 2011, she was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine and, before that, Senior Research Associate of the Population Council in New York City. She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in anthropology from Columbia University and undergraduate degree in psychology from Wellesley College.

Since 1990, Greenhalgh has pursued five research-and-writing projects. These focus on the human costs of America’s “war on fat,” how Big Soda has intervened in China’s obesity epidemic, the political entanglements of science and technology in China, the origins and effects of China’s one-child policy, and the clinical “manufacture” of chronic pain.

What these diverse projects have in common is a fundamentally political concern about the operations and effects of institutionalized power -- the power of state bureaucracies, for example, or of large corporations, or even of scientific communities. In her work, she seeks to discover how the power embedded in such institutions works, what effects it produces, especially in the lives of ordinary people, and how it masks itself, with the goal of holding power accountable for what it does in the world. This is public anthropology -- anthropology that draws on in-depth ethnography and contemporary theory to address critical issues of the day.

Greenhalgh has authored five books and edited or co-edited four collections. Her essays have appeared in journals and edited books in anthropology, China studies, science and technology studies, women and gender studies, population studies, and medicine and public health.

As a writer always in search of effective means of communicating new ideas, she has experimented with such genres as auto-ethnography, narrative nonfiction, the feminist detective story, and multi-author/multi-discipline textual forms.

Greenhalgh’s work has been recognized by several life-time career achievement awards. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Harvard’s Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship, the Clifford C. Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement of the Population Association of America, and the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for Excellence in Writing and Editing in the Population Sciences.

Her book on the origins of China’s one-child policy, "Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China," took the top book prizes in China studies and science studies and earned honorable mention in two major book competitions in anthropology.

Her research has been funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the American Association of University Women, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and multiple research centers at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of California, Irvine.

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Author, Anthropologist & Specialist on Contemporary China; Research Professor of Chinese Society at Harvard University

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Susan Greenhalgh Biography

Susan Greenhalgh is an author, anthropologist, and specialist on contemporary China. Her interests lie in the social and political study of science, technology, and medicine, with a special focus on women’s health.

She is the John King and Wilma Cannon Fairbank Research Professor of Chinese Society in the Anthropology Department at Harvard University. Before joining Harvard in 2011, she was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine and, before that, Senior Research Associate of the Population Council in New York City. She earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in anthropology from Columbia University and undergraduate degree in psychology from Wellesley College.

Since 1990, Greenhalgh has pursued five research-and-writing projects. These focus on the human costs of America’s “war on fat,” how Big Soda has intervened in China’s obesity epidemic, the political entanglements of science and technology in China, the origins and effects of China’s one-child policy, and the clinical “manufacture” of chronic pain.

What these diverse projects have in common is a fundamentally political concern about the operations and effects of institutionalized power -- the power of state bureaucracies, for example, or of large corporations, or even of scientific communities. In her work, she seeks to discover how the power embedded in such institutions works, what effects it produces, especially in the lives of ordinary people, and how it masks itself, with the goal of holding power accountable for what it does in the world. This is public anthropology -- anthropology that draws on in-depth ethnography and contemporary theory to address critical issues of the day.

Greenhalgh has authored five books and edited or co-edited four collections. Her essays have appeared in journals and edited books in anthropology, China studies, science and technology studies, women and gender studies, population studies, and medicine and public health.

As a writer always in search of effective means of communicating new ideas, she has experimented with such genres as auto-ethnography, narrative nonfiction, the feminist detective story, and multi-author/multi-discipline textual forms.

Greenhalgh’s work has been recognized by several life-time career achievement awards. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, Harvard’s Walter Channing Cabot Fellowship, the Clifford C. Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement of the Population Association of America, and the Olivia Schieffelin Nordberg Award for Excellence in Writing and Editing in the Population Sciences.

Her book on the origins of China’s one-child policy, "Just One Child: Science and Policy in Deng’s China," took the top book prizes in China studies and science studies and earned honorable mention in two major book competitions in anthropology.

Her research has been funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Institute, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the American Association of University Women, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, and multiple research centers at Harvard, Columbia, and the University of California, Irvine.

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  • How much does it cost to book Susan Greenhalgh?

    Booking fees for Susan Greenhalgh, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Susan Greenhalgh, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Susan Greenhalgh?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Susan Greenhalgh for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Susan Greenhalgh for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Susan Greenhalgh or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Susan Greenhalgh or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • Harvard Food + Research Symposium: Susan Greenhalgh
    Susan Greenhalgh, Professor of Chinese Society and Professor of Anthropology in the Social Anthropology Program in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, speaks at the Harvard Food + Research...

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