Harriet Phinney, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Sociology
Associate Appointment, Asian Studies Program

Phone: 206.296.5906

Building/Room: Casey 310-02


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.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2013.846464

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.