Orkideh Behrouzan M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Berhouzan’s research focuses on historical and social analysis of biomedicine and biotechnologies, interdisciplinary studies of neuroscientific epistemologies, and comparative analysis of medical professional cultures. Using both anthropology and Science Technology Studies (STS) as conceptual frameworks, she has combined multi-sited ethnography with discourse analysis, in her work on cross-cultural psychiatry, post-rupture subjectivities, and memory-work in the Middle East. Dr. Behrouzan’s doctoral dissertation was the Winner of 2011 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in Social Sciences, [Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA)], and received Honorable Mention for 2011 Best Dissertation Award from the Foundation for Iranian Studies. Currently, she is working on the manuscript of her first monograph, Prozàk Diaries, based on her doctoral dissertation.
2010-2012. Assistant Professor in Medical Anthropology. Institute for the Medical Humanities (IMH), University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
2010. Ph.D., History and Anthropology of Science, Technology and Society (HASTS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, U.S.A
2002-2005. Research Fellow in Molecular Genetics. Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, U.K.
2002. M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University, Iran