1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Eisenstein

My dissertation project is an ethnography of pregnancy in Mbarara, Uganda, a fast-growing city of some 60,000 people in southwestern Uganda. Two earlier researches studied: 1) the politics of memory and place in a post-industrial city in the mid-Atlantic US; and 2) bureaucratic constructions of difference in American healthcare. Across all three projects, a semiotic approach informs the way I think about the circulation, reformulation, or endurance of particular forms of social connection.

You can read more about my work here: Anna Eisenstein 

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Anna
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Fieldwork Completed
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are9ca@virginia.edu
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are9ca
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P.O. Box 400120

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B.A. Lafayette College 2013

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Pregnancy, care, interdependence, connection, semiotics, language ideology, multimodal interactions; Southwestern Uganda, East Africa, US

Selected Publications: 

Rebuilding Shattered Worlds: Creating Community by Voicing the Past.  Co-authored with Andrea Smith. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016.

Thoroughly Mixed yet Thoroughly Ethnic: Indexing Class with Ethnonyms.  Co-authored with Andrea Smith. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 2013, Volume 23(2): E1-E22. DOI: 10.1111/jola.12012