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Associate Professor of Anthropology and Senior Fellow by courtesy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Stanford University
Department of Anthropology
Building 50, Central Quad
Stanford, California 94305-2034
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Matthew Kohrman joined Stanford’s faculty in 1999. His research and writing bring multiple methods to bear on the ways health, culture, and politics are interrelated. Focusing on the People's Republic of China, he engages various intellectual terrains such as governmentality, gender theory, political economy, critical science studies, and embodiment. His first monograph, Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China, examines links between the emergence of a state-sponsored disability-advocacy organization and the lives of Chinese men who have trouble walking. In recent years, Kohrman has been conducting research projects aimed at analyzing and intervening in the biopolitics of cigarette smoking and production. These projects expand upon analytical themes of Kohrman’s disability research and engage in novel ways techniques of public health.

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China Dependent On Tobacco In More Ways Than One
"The industry in China is run by the Tobacco Monopoly Administration, a central government administrative body created in the 1980s, also known as China Tobacco Corp.," says Stanford University's Matthew Kohrman, who has researched smoking in China for ...
February 18, 2011 in NPR

Stanford researcher's online map pinpoints cigarette factories around the world
Stanford anthropologist Matthew Kohrman looks at a satellite view of a factory in Holland that makes 96 billion cigarettes a year.
October 4, 2010 in Stanford University News