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Teaching Interests: Introduction to Anthropology Culture Reproduction and Sexuality Anthropology of the Body Political & Economic Anthropology Vietnam and Mainland Southeast Asia Contemporary HIV/AIDS epidemic: an interdisciplinary approach.Research Interests: Viet Nam Politics of reproduction Affect and emotion Gender (masculinities and femininities) Sexuality Marital and family law Effects of war on kinship Single women Ethnography of the state HIV/AIDS Political economy Medical anthropology
Key Publications: Phinney, Harriet. 2008. “’Rice is Essential but Tiresome; You should get some Noodles”: Doi Moi and the Political Economy of Men’s Extramarital Sexual Relations and Marital HIV Risk in Hanoi, Vietnam.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 98, no. 4, pp. 650-660. Phinney, Harriet. 2008. “Objects of Affection: Vietnamese Discourses on Love and Emancipation. positions 16(2): 329-356. Phinney, Harriet. 2005. “The shifting yet conventional logic of sex and reproduction in northern Vietnam: Post-war refashioning of single women’s reproductive space.” The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology, vol.6, no. 3, pp. 215-230. Phinney, Harriet. 2005. “Discursive Transformations: Maternal Desire among older single women in northern Viet Nam.” in Bousquet, Gisele and Nora Taylor. Le Vietnam au Feminine, Vietnam: Women’s Realities. Paris: Les Indes Savantes. Phinney, Harriet. 2000 “Van De Con Cai Cua Phu Nu Doc Than O Bac Viet Nam” [The Problem of Children among Single Women in Northern Vietnam]. Conference Publication - Vietnamese Studies and the Enhancement of International Cooperation, 14-17 July 1998. Vietnam National University and the National Center for Social and Human Sciences.