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Annette Leibing

Annette Leibing, PhD, is a medical anthropologist with a special interest in psychiatry, ageing (esp. Alzheimer, Parkinson), medications, and, more recently, the cultures of stem cells.
From 1995–2000 she was a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro where she founded the Center for aging and dementia (CDA). She is now a professor of medical anthropology at the Faculty of Nursing, Université de Montréal and a researcher of the research groups CREGÉS (Qc), MéOS (Qc) and PACTE (France). Her most recent books are entitled Thinking about Dementia – Culture, Loss, and the Anthropology of Senility (Rutgers University Press, 2006; co-edited with Lawrence Cohen) , The Shadow Side of Fieldwork – Exploring the Blurred Borders between Ethnography and Life (Blackwell, 2007, co-edited with A.McLean), and a volume on ‘technologies of hope’ (PUL; in French; co-editor Virginie Tournay)


Faculté des sciences infirmières,
Université de Montréal
C.P. 6128, Succ. centre-ville,
Montréal, Québec
H3C 3J7

Phone : 514-343-7088
Fax : 514-343-2334
E-Mail : annette.leibing@umontreal.ca

Main Publication on prescription drugs :

A. Leibing et Lawrence Cohen (eds.) - Thinking about Dementia – Culture, loss, and the anthropology of senility. New York : Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Athena McLean et A. Leibing (eds.) - The Shadow Side of Field Work: Theorizing the Blurred Borders between Ethnography and Life, Blackwell Publ., 2007.

A. Leibing et Virginie Tournay (dir.). « Technologies de l'espoir. Les débats publics autour de l'innovation médicale - un objet anthropologique à définir ». Presses Universitaires de Laval (PUL), collection "Société, cultures et santé" (en préparation).

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