1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Anna Eisenstein

B.A. Lafayette College 2013

P.O. Box 400120

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 


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