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Adrienne Pine

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

  • Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, and Egypt. In her book, Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, she argues that the symbolic violence resulting from Hondurans’ embodied obsession with certain forms of 'real' violence is a necessary condition for the acceptance of violent forms of modernity and capitalism. Dr. Pine has worked both outside and inside the academy to effect a more just world. Prior to and following the June 2009 military coup in Honduras, she has collaborated with numerous organizations and individuals to bring international attention to the Honduran struggle to halt the state violence (in its multiple forms). She has also conducted extensive research on the impact of corporate health-care and health-care technologies on labor practices in the U.S.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
    MA, Demography, University of California, Berkeley
    MA, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
    BA, Anthropology, Brown University
  • Languages Spoken:

    Spanish (fluent)
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Anthropological Association

    Member

  • Society for Medical Anthropology

    Member

  • Society for Applied Anthropology

    Member

  • Association for Feminist Anthropology

    Member

  • Latin American Studies Association

    Member

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems

    Member

Teaching

  • Fall 2014

    • ANTH-439 Culture, History, Power, Place: Central America
    • Description
    • ANTH-494 Comm Service Learning Project: Central America
    • Description
  • Spring 2015

    • ANTH-640 Current Issues in Anthropology: Media Activism & Anthropology
    • Description

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Honduras, violence, U.S. health-care

Additional Information: Adrienne Pine is a medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, and Egypt. Her book Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras (University of California Press, 2008) examines the formation of Honduran subjectivities through an analysis of three intertwined topics: violence, alcohol, and maquiladoras. In the book she argues that the symbolic violence resulting from Hondurans’ embodied obsession with certain forms of "real" violence is a necessary condition for the acceptance of violent forms of modernity and capitalism. Pine has worked both outside and inside higher education to effect a more just world. Prior to and following the June 2009 military coup in Honduras, she collaborated with numerous organizations and individuals to bring international attention to the Honduran struggle in an effort to halt state violence, in its multiple forms. She has conducted extensive research on the impact of corporate health-care and health-care technologies on labor practices in the United States. 

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