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Adrienne Pine Associate Professor Department of Anthropology

Contact
Send email to Adrienne Pine
(202) 885-1845 (Office)
CAS - Anthropology
Hamilton - 309
Hamilton 309
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)
Bio
Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, Egypt, and Cuba. 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 U.S. government-supported state violence (in its multiple forms). She has also conducted extensive research on the impact of corporate healthcare and healthcare technologies on labor practices in the United States. Her current research focuses on the intersections of nursing and democracy in Honduras, Cuba, and the United States.

Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Anthropological Association
    Member

  • Society for Medical Anthropology
    Member

  • Society for Applied Anthropology
    Member

  • Society for the Study of Social Problems
    Member

  • Association for Feminist Anthropology
    Member

  • Latin American Studies Association
    Member

  • Council on Hemispheric Affairs
    Senior Research Associate

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

       
  • Geographic Areas: United States, Central America, Mexico, Korea, Egypt
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    Themes: Violence, Migration, Gender, Health Care, Technology & the Body, Political Economy, Labor Justice, Human Rights, Drug and Alcohol Studies

       

AU Experts

Area of Expertise

Honduras, violence

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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