Tufts University Arts, Sciences and Engineering Anthropology Department
 
 
Name: Sarah Pinto
Title: Associate Professor
Departmental Affiliation: Anthropology Department
Degrees: Ph.D. Anthropology, Princeton University
Expertise: Medical anthropology, gender, mental health, reproduction, cultures of biomedicine, kinship, global feminism, history of the body. Geographical focus on India.
Major Awards: Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, for "History of Hysteria in India: The Transnational History of a Medical Idea", Radcliffe Institute 2013-2014; Tufts Queer Straight Alliance Dona Yarbrough Prize 2010; Center for Humanities at Tufts Faculty Fellow 2009-2010; Sardar Patel Award for Best Dissertation on Modern India, 2004
E-mail: sarah.pinto@tufts.edu

Scholarship & Research:

CURRENT RESEARCH:
The global history of medical ideas, with a focus on the history of hysteria in India.


PUBLICATIONS:
Books:
2014 Daughters of Parvati: Women and Madness in Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania Press

2008.  Where There is No Midwife: Birth and Loss in Rural IndiaNew York: Berghahn Books.

2008. Postcolonial Disorders, co-edited with Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good, Sandra Hyde, and Byron Good.  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Articles:
2014. “Drugs and the Single Woman: Pharmacy, Fashion, Desire and Destitution in India.” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.

2014. “The Draupadi Strategy: Crafting Autonomy Between Marriage and Sex-work,” in Beyond Conjugality, Srimati Basu and Lucinda Ramberg, ed. Women Unlimited, Delhi.

2013. “Movement in Time: Choreographies of Confinement in an In-Patient Ward”, in Senses and Citizenship, (Susanna Trnka, Julie Park, Christine Dureau, ed.), Routledge.

2012. “The Limits of Diagnosis: Sex, Law and Psychiatry in a Case of Contested Marriage. Ethos Vol. 40(2).

2011. “Rational Love, Relational Medicine: Psychiatry and the Accumulation of Precarious Kinship” Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry  [forthcoming, October 2011].
 
2011.  “Cultures of the Psyche, Politics of Illness” In Companion to the Anthropology of India, ed. Isabelle Clark-Deces.  New York: Blackwell.

2009. “Crises of Commitment: Ethics of Intimacy, Kin and Confinement in Global Psychiatry” Medical Anthropology Volume 28, Number 1, 1-10.

2008. “Consuming Grief: Infant Death in the Postcolonial Time of Development” In Postcolonial Disorders, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Hyde, Sarah Pinto, and Byron Good ed. Berkeley: University of California Press.

2008. “Introduction” co-authored with Byron Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good and Sandra Hyde,  In Postcolonial Disorders, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Hyde, Sarah Pinto, and Byron Good, ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 359-377.

2006. “More than a Dai: Birth, Work and Rural Dalit Women’s Perspectives” Seminar, special issue Dalit Perspectives, ed. Ramnarayan Rawat.

2006. “Grief and the Politics of Depressing Speech” Social Text, 86, Spring, 81-102.

2005. “Divisions of Labor: Rethinking the Midwife in Rural Uttar Pradesh,” in Birth and Birth-workers: The Power Behind the Shame.  J. Chawla, ed. Delhi: Har-Anand Publishers, Shakti Series, 203-238.

2004. “Development without Institutions: Ersatz Medicine and the Politics of Everyday Life in Rural North India” Cultural Anthropology, Vol 19, No. 3, 337-364.

2003. “Dalit Women and the Predicaments of Reproductive Health Care,” In Dalit International Newsletter. J. Webster, ed. Fall.

2000. (co-authored with Janet Chawla) “The Female Body as Battleground of Meaning” In Mental Health From a Gender Perspective. B. Davar, ed. Delhi: Sage Publications, 181-216.