Alex M. Nading, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
Rossmann Lab Website
As a medical and environmental anthropologist, I examine the entanglement of human lives with the lives of nonhumans, particularly dengue mosquitoes, dengue viruses, and microbiota. Since 2006, I have been doing ethnographic fieldwork in urban Nicaragua. More recently, I have worked in the Caribbean and the United States. All of my research deals in one way or another with the entanglement of bodies and urban environments.
My research and publications examine participatory mosquito control programs for dengue fever prevention in low-income urban Nicaragua; the production and field-testing of genetically sterilized dengue mosquitoes and genetically engineered dengue vaccines; and the social production of the "human microbiome" in greater Managua.
I am currently Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Franklin and Marshall College, where I teach courses on medical anthropology, Latin America, environmental anthropology, and research methods. In 2013-2014, I will be a Fernand Braudel Fellow in the Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris, France.