Karen-Sue Taussig

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Contact Me

taussig@umn.edu

Anthropology
395 HHH Center

301 19th Ave S

Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • medical anthropology
  • social and cultural implications of genetic testing, new reproductive technologies, cloning, and stem cell research
  • genetics
  • eugenics
  • anthropology of science
  • biotechnology
Courses Taught
  • Anth 1003W - Understanding Cultures
  • Anth 3003 - Cultural Anthropology
  • Anth 5980/8810/CSCL 5910/CSDS 5910 - Topics in Anthropology: Our Genomes, Ourselves
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Genetics/Genomics Integration Work Group, University of Minnesota Medical School: 2002
  • Member, Merit Review Committee:
  • Member, Consumers Issues Committee of The American Society of Human Genetics:
  • Member, Models Systems Strategic Research Network, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada: 2003
  • Executive faculty member, Executive Committee, Institute for Human Genetics, University of Minnesota: 2002
  • Member, curriculum committee, Physician and Society course, University of Minnesota Medical School: 2002

Outreach

  • Co-chair and co-organizer, Medicine/Culture/Power: Medical Anthropology for the 21st Century, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN: October 16, 2002 - October 18, 2002
Publications
  • Genealogical Dis-Ease: Where Hereditary Abnormality, Biomedical Explanation and Family Responsibility Meet.. Taussig, Karen-Sue, R. Rapp and D. Heath, 2001.
  • Flexible Eugenics: Technologies of the Self in the Age of Genetics. Taussig, Karen-Sue, R. Rapp and D. Heath, 2001.
  • Molecules, Medicine and Bodies: Building Social Relationships for a Molecular Revolution in Medicine. Taussig, Karen-Sue, 2003.
  • Calvanism and Chromosomes: Religion, the Geographical Imaginary, and Medical Genetics in the Netherlands.. Taussig, Karen-Sue, 1997.
  • Bovine Abominations: Genetic Culture and Politics in the Netherlands.. Taussig, Karen-Sue, 2004.
  • Genealogical Dis-Ease: Where Hereditary Abnormality, Biomedical Explanation and Family Responsibility Meet.. Taussig, Karen-Sue, R. Rapp and D. Heath, 2001.
  • Genetic Citizenship. Taussig, Karen-Sue, D. Heath and R. Rapp, 2003.
  • AIDS, Knowledge, and Discrimination in the Inner City: An Anthropological Analysis of Experiences of Injection Drug Users.. Taussig, Karen-Sue, E. Martin, L. Oaks, and A. van der Straten, 1997.
  • 'Scientific Literacy', What It Is, Why It's Important, and Why Scientists Think We Don't Have It: the Case of Immunology and the Immune System.. Taussig, Karen-Sue, B. Claeson, E. Martin, W. Richardson, and M. Schoch-Spana, 1996.