Alberto Eduardo Morales, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, Anthropology

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Office Phone
329 Aaron Burr Hall
Office Hours
Monday: 1:45 pm-2:45 pm
Wednesday: 10:45 am-11:30 am

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ALBERTO EDUARDO MORALES (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine). Morales is an anthropologist of medicine, science, and technology specializing in multimodal and multispecies ethnography. Morales’ research interests lie at the intersections of bioeconomy, biotech sciences, global health equity, and the geopolitics of knowledge production. His book project, titled Designs on Natureculture: Emigration, Esperanza, and Global Health Politics, is concerned with figurations of life and the politics of absence, hope, and precarious finance in biomedical knowledge production across transnational epistemic communities. Before joining PLAS, Morales was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies and the Program for Medical Education in the Latino Community in the School of Medicine at UC Irvine. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Social Sciences Research Council, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society.