Arthur Kleinman

Arthur Kleinman

Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Arthur Kleinman

AB, MD, Stanford University
MA, Harvard. University

Arthur Kleinman has worked for three decades as a medical anthropologist, both in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard and in the Department of Social Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. A physician-anthropologist, from 1991 to 2000 he chaired Harvard’s Department of Social Medicine. He was the chair of the Department of Anthropology. He is currently the Victor and William Fung Director of the Harvard Asia Center. His current research interests include the experience of chronic illness, social suffering, depression, emerging infectious diseases, substance abuse, suicide, political violence, trauma, aging, ethnicity, and disabilities. The author of 6 books, co-author of 3 others, co-editor of 30 volumes, and with more than 300 research and review articles and chapters.

He has written over the years 10 essays for the Lancet on caregiving, is currently writing a book on caregiving, and together with Iain Wilkinson is bringing out a book this fall entitled A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering (University of California Press).

Professor Kleinman will be on leave Fall 2016.

Contact Information

Faculty Assistant: Linda Thomas
Harvard University
Department of Anthropology
21 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 495 3846

office hours: contact Department of Anthropology
p: 617-495-3846

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