Marcia Inhorn

William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs; Professor of Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Marcia C. Inhorn is a professor of anthropology and international affairs at Yale University, where she serves as chair of the Council on Middle East Studies. Dr. Inhorn’s major research interests include: gender and health, feminist theory, religion and bioethics, globalization and global health, cultures of biomedicine and ethnomedicine, and stigma and human suffering. Dr. Inhorn’s reserach focuses on how assisted reproductive technologies are utilized in Egypt, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, and Arab America, as well as on the social impact of global infertility problems.

Marcia Inhorn received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. She is the author of six books: “America’s Arab Refugees: Vulnerability and Health on the Margins”, “Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion, and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt”, “Infertility and Patriarchy: The Cultural Politics of Gender and Family Life in Egypt,” “Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions,” “The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East,” and her newest, “Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai.” Her works have been awarded the Eileen Basker Prize and Diana Forsythe Prize by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Dr. Inhorn is also the AAA’s 2013 Middle East Distinguished Scholar and is founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies. She also is a recipient of The Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology.