Dr Carlo Caduff
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Carlo Caduff is a Senior Lecturer. His work explores the emergence of global health at the intersection of science, medicine, media and the state.
His first book, The Pandemic Perhaps, shows how pandemic influenza became a global threat. The book argues that it is crucial to avoid the reproduction of universalist assumptions that in fact limit the very possibility of conceiving the global. Thus the book’s ambition—to demonstrate how the imagination of pandemic influenza as a global threat is anchored in a configuration of temporal sensibilities and institutional anxieties that is characteristic for a specific historical moment.
In addition to The Pandemic Perhaps, which was published by the University of California Press in 2015, his work has appeared in journals such as Cultural Anthropology, Current Anthropology, BioSocieties, Annual Review of Anthropology, Cambridge Anthropology and Anthropological Theory. Carlo Caduff is co-editor of a forthcoming Current Anthropology special issue on new media. He has published over 40 articles in newspapers and magazines.
More recently, Carlo Caduff started work on a new project, India’s Cancer Crisis, which examines experiments with accessible and affordable care in India. The project situates the experimental in the everyday and thus breaks analytical ground by expanding our understanding of experimentality beyond the controlled setting of the clinical trial.
For his research, Carlo Caduff received funding by the Wenner Gren Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Swiss National Science Foundation.
In the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Carlo Caduff serves as Director of the Global Health and Social Medicine Graduate School and Deputy Director of the Culture, Medicine & Power Research Group (CMP). He is Associate Faculty at the India Institute and Visiting Faculty at the Graduate Institute Geneva.
Carlo Caduff received his PhD in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. He grew up in Switzerland speaking six languages.