Matthew Kohrman

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Matthew Kohrman

  • Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Associate Professor of Anthropology
Stanford University Department of Anthropology Building 50, Central Quad Stanford, California 94305-2034
(650) 723-3421 (voice)
(650) 725-0605 (fax)

Biography

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.