Merav Shohet is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Boston University. She is the author of Silence and Sacrifice: Family Stories of Care and the Limits of Love in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2021). Her work integrates psychological-medical and linguistic anthropology to examine care, affect, ethics, gender, and the end of life in Vietnam, North America, and most recently, Israel/Palestine. She has published articles on morality and language socialization; care, social change, and the semiotics of funerary ritual; narrative and eating disorders; love, family, and gender politics; and hierarchy and forms of address/self-reference in American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Ethos, and the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, among others. Two of her current projects include an SSRC-funded study of stigma syndemics and end-stage kidney disease in disenfranchised urban communities fighting Covid-19 and a longitudinal study of practices of elder-care and inequality in Israel’s transforming kibbutzim.
Monday, March 22, 2021
12:30pm – 2:00pm EDT