College of Arts and Sciences

Harriet Phinney

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

    Teaching and Research Interests


    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

    Biography

    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.