Emily Avera

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Emily Avera

Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Department/Office Information

Sociology and Anthropology
  • Ph.D, Anthropology, Brown University, 2020
  • M.A., Anthropology, Brown University, 2015
  • M.A., Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University, 2010
  • M. Phil, Diversity Studies, University of Cape Town, 2008
  • B.A., Politics, Pomona College, 2005

Avera, Emily. 2023. “‘Blood Has No Colour:’ Racialized Donor In/Ex-Clusion in the South African National Blood Service.” Medical Anthropology. https://doi.org/10.1080/01459740.2023.2187295.

Avera, Emily. 2009. “Rationalisation and Racialisation in the Rainbow Nation: Inequalities and Identity in the South African Bone Marrow Transplant Network.” Anthropology & Medicine 16 (2): 179. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470902940648.


ANTH 102 Culture, Diversity, Inequality (Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)

ANTH 210 Otherworldly Selves: Science Fiction and Anthropology

ANTH 211 Investigating Contemporary Cultures (Ethnographic Methods)

ANTH 222 Medical Anthropology

ANTH 323 Language and Medicine

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (alternate), 2019

National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, Cultural Anthropology and Science, Technology & Society programs, 2017-2018

Fulbright U.S. Student Scholarship (Research Grant: South Africa), Institute for International Education, 2016-2017

Archambault Award for Teaching Excellence, School for Professional Studies, Brown University, 2016

Einstein Fellowship (finalist), Einstein Forum/Daimler Benz Foundation, 2010

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship, 2009-2010

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, 2007