Department of Anthropology
Franklin & Marshall College
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604
As a medical and environmental anthropologist, I study 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 coproduction of bodies and urban environments.
I am 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 was a Fernand Braudel Fellow in the Maison des sciences de l'homme in Paris, France.
"Nading's exquisitely crafted book is a luminous account of responses in a Nicaraguan city to one of the fastest-growing pandemics on earth. By following the 'trails' of dengue fever and local knowledge about mosquitoes, readers learn how people, pathogens, and vectors are in an endless process of mutual transformation. The 'politics of entanglement' is a must-read for everyone involved in global health endeavors."
--Margaret Lock, McGill University