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Critical Health Studies

This area includes research on health, illness, health care, food and nutrition, and the body.

Among other related topics, we work on: addiction, aging, gender and health, the political economy of health, pain, reproductive health, and models of science and expertise in health care systems.

Faculty and students working in this area are interested in how health is socially and culturally constructed and how it is contested, both within dominant biomedical and public health paradigms and outside them.

Check out our new Minor in SOSA: Critical Health Studies [PDF - 19 kB]