Selected Publications

2023 “Agua para todos? La intermitencia en el suministro de agua en los hogares en México.” (Water for everyone? Water intermittency in Mexican households.) Figueroa, José Luis, Alejandra Rodríguez-Atristain, Faith Cole, Verónica Mundo-Rosas, Alicia Muñoz-Espinosa, Juan Carlos Figueroa-Morales, Zoe Boudart, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Brisa Sánchez, Elizabeth F.S. Roberts. Salud Pública de México. 65. (PDF)

2023 “Making scarcity “enough”: The hidden household costs of adapting to water scarcity in Mexico City.” Alyssa Huberts, David Palma, Ana Cecilia Bernal Garcia, Faith Cole, Elizabeth F. S. Roberts PLOS WATER, 2(3) (PDF)

2021 ” Commentary: Causal Enclosures—Over and Over.” Elizabeth F.S. Roberts  Medical Anthropology Quarterly35(4), 547-552 (PDF)

2021 “What Gets Inside: The Adaptability of Colonia Periferico.” Elizabeth F.S. Roberts. Peeps Magazine –  Issue 8, Toxicity and Complicity. (PDF)

2021 David Berrigan, Sonia Arteaga, Uriyoán Colón-Ramos, Lisa G. Rosas, Rafael Monge Rojas, Teresia M. O’Connor, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Elizabeth F.S. Roberts, Brisa Sanchez, Martha Maria Téllez-Rojo, Susan Vorkoper and the Cross Borders Working Group. “Measurement challenges for childhood obesity research within and between Latin America and the United States.” Obesity Reviews. 021;e13242. (PDF)

2021 “Making Better Numbers through Bioethnographic Collaboration” Elizabeth F.S. Roberts. American Anthropologist (PDF)

2020 “Trust/Distrust in Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Some Feminist Reflections.” Mary Leighton, Elizabeth F.S. Roberts. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, 6(2), 1–27. (PDF)

2019 “Exploring dietary patterns in a Mexican adolescent population: A mixed methods approach.” Appetite (2019): 104542. Jansen, Erica C., Hannah Marcovitch, Julia A. Wolfson, Mary Leighton, Karen E. Peterson, Martha Maria Téllez Rojo, Alejandra Cantoral, and Elizabeth FS Roberts. (PDF)

2019 “Bioethnography and the Birth Cohort: A Method for Making New Kinds of Anthropological Knowledge about Transmission (which is what anthropology has been about all along)” Somatosphere, November 19, Roberts, Elizabeth F.S. (Link)

2019. “The Power and Limits of Classification — A 32-Year-Old Man with Abdominal Pain.” The New England Journal of Medicine. Perspectives. Daphna Stroumsa, M.D., M.P.H., Elizabeth F.S. Roberts, Ph.D., Hadrian Kinnear, B.A., and Lisa H. Harris, M.D., Ph.D. (PDF)

2018.  “Bioethnography as a Methodological Approach to Social and Chemical Life in Mexico City.” Anthropology News website, March 27, 2018. Leighton, Mary, and Elizabeth F.S. Roberts. (PDF)

2017. “What Gets Inside: Violent Entanglements and Toxic Boundaries in Mexico City” Cultural Anthropology Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 592–619 (PDF)

2017. “Bioethnography: A How-To Guide for the Twentieth Century” with Camilo Sanz. In M. Meloni et al. (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society. Springer: London (PDF)

2017. “Zombie Guts and Border Walls” Public Books website, Nov 20. (Link)

2017. “‘Exposure’. Theorizing the contemporary.” Cultural Anthropology website. June 28 (Link)

2017. “Practicing Population in Latin America.” Perspectives on Science. Vol. 25, no. 5 p.704-711 (PDF)

2016. “When Nature/Culture Implodes: Feminist Anthropology and Biotechnology”, Mapping Feminist Anthropology in the twenty-first century. E, Lewin and M, Silverstein (eds). Pp: 105-125. New Brunswick: Rutgers University (PDF)

2016.  “Gods, Germs and Petri Dishes: Toward a Nonsecular Medical Anthropology.” Medical Anthropology 35:3, 209-219 (PDF)

2016. “Nonsecular Medical Anthropology”, with Ian Whitmarsh. Medical Anthropology 35:3, 203-208″  (PDF)

2016. “Resources and Race: Assisted reproduction in Ecuador,” Reproductive biomedicine and Society 2: 47- 53  (PDF)

2015. “Food is love: And so, what then?” BioSocieties (2015) 10, 247–252. (PDF)

2015. “Bio-Ethnography: A Collaborative, Methodological Experiment in Mexico City.” Science, Medicine, and Anthropology website. February 26. (Link)

2014. “Petri Dish.” Science, Medicine, and Anthropology website March 31 (Link) (PDF)

2013. “Assisted Existence: An Ethnography of Being”. JRAI, 19, 562-580 (PDF)

2012. “Scars of Nation: Surgical Penetration and the State in Ecuador” Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 17/2, 215-237. (PDF)

2012. “Reproductive Governance in Latin America” With Lynn Morgan. Anthropology and Medicine 19/2, 241-254 (PDF)

2011. “Abandonment and Accumulation: Embryonic Futures in the United States and Ecuador” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 25/2, 232-253. (PDF)

2011. “Medical Migrations”. With Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Body and Society 17/2-3, 1-30. (PDF)

2010. “Ritual Humility in Modern Laboratories: Or, Why Ecuadorian IVF Practitioners Pray.” In The Problem of Ritual Efficacy William Sax and Jan Weinhold ed., Oxford, Oxford University Press (PDF)

2009. “The Traffic Between Women: Female Alliance and Familial Egg Donation in Ecuador.” In Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli and Marcia Inhorn eds., Oxford, Berghahn Books (PDF)

2009. “American Death” Invited Review Essay. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology Vol 54 (2) 114-119(6) (PDF)

2007. “Extra Embryos: Ethics, cryopreservation and IVF in Ecuador and elsewhere.” American Ethnologist 34/1, 188-199. (PDF)

2006. “God’s Laboratory: Religious Rationalities and Modernity in Ecuadorian In-Vitro Fertilization.” Culture Medicine and Psychiatry. 30/4, 507-536. (PDF)

2005. “El Embrión Extra: “Ética de Vida”, “Ética de Parentesco” y Cryopreservación en las clínicas ecuatorianas de Fertilización In-vitro. ÍCONOS: Revista de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, Ecuador 22, pg 75-82. (PDF)

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