College of Arts and Sciences

Harriet Phinney

  • Harriet Phinney, PhD
    Associate Professor, Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work
    Associate Appointment, Asian Studies Program
    Phone: 206-296-5906
    Building/Room: Casey 301


    Teaching and Research Interests


      Introduction to Anthropology
      Culture and the Body
      Culture and Reproduction
      Ethnographic Methods
      Senior Synthesis: Thinking Anthropologically

    Research Interests:

      Affect and Emotion
      Gender and Sexuality
      Politics of Reproduction
      Marital and Family law/Kinship
      Medical Anthropology
      Single mothers
      Vietnam and Southeast Asia

    Recent Publications:

    2013  Phinney, Harriet, Khuat Thu Hong, Vu Thi Thanh Nhan, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Jennifer S.     Hirsch, "Obstacles to the Cleanliness of our Race: HIV, reproductive risk, stratified reproduction,     and population quality in Hanoi,Vietnam."  Journal of Critical Public Health. January.

    2012  Hirsch, Jennifer, Holly Wardlow, and Harriet Phinney. 'No one saw us': reputation as an axis of sexual identity. In Aggleton, Peter; Boyce, Paul; Moore, Henrietta L.; and Parker, Richard, eds. Understanding Global Sexualities: New Frontiers. London, Routledge, pp. 91- 107.

    2009  Hirsch, Jennifer, Holly Wardlow, Daniel Jordan Smith, Harriet Phinney, Shanti Parikh and Constance Nathanson. The Secret: Love, Marriage and HIV. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

    2008  Phinney, Harriet. '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. 650-660.2008    Phinney, Harriet. Objects of Affection: Vietnamese Discourses on Love and Emancipation.     positions 16(2): 329-356.