Publications and News

Articles

2021 ”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.  https://peepsmagazine.ca/what-gets-inside (PDF)

2021 David Berrigan, Sonia Arteaga, Uriyoán Colón-Ramos, Lisa G. Rosas, Rafael Monge Rojas, Teresia M. O’Connor, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Elizabeth SFS 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)

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

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

Roberts, Elizabeth F.S. 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, (Link)

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

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

Roberts, Elizabeth F.S. 2017. ‘What Gets Inside: Violent Entanglements and Toxic Boundaries in Mexico City.’ Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 592–619. (PDF)

Roberts, Elizabeth F.S. 2017. ‘Zombie Guts and Border Walls’ Public Books website, October 19. (Link)

Roberts, Elizabeth F. S.  2017. ‘”Exposure.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, June 28. (Link)

Roberts, Elizabeth F.S. 2015. ‘Food is love: And so, what then?’ BioSocieties 10, 247–252. (PDF)

Roberts, Elizabeth F.S. 2015. ‘Bio-Ethnography: A Collaborative, Methodological Experiment in Mexico City.’ Somatosphere, February 26, 2015 (Link)

ARE WE ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS? U-M Center for Global Health Equity Webinar on December 9, 2021

Notices, News, Presentations and Reports

Sensing Intermittency and Inequality in Mexico City, Webinar for Series – Water Ways: New Social Science, Science Studies and Environmental Approaches to Water on February 14, 2022
 Rivera-González, Joyce, and Michelle Hak Hepburn. 2022. “What Resilience Does.” AnthroPod, Fieldsights, February 17. Interviews with anthropologists Roberto Barrios, Elizabeth F.S. Roberts, Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux, Andrew Wooyoung Kim, and Jason Cons
Citizen Responses to Low Quality Urban Water: A Political Economy Approach by Alyssa Hubert (Harvard University), Series – Water Ways: New Social Science, Science Studies and Environmental Approaches to Water on April 4, 2022

Anthropology Stars”  Anthropology News, AAA Sections, January 2021

“Anthropologist explores water’s role in Mexico City lives” The University Record, April 22, 2019.

Interview with Liz Roberts, Seminar Ethnographies of Science and Technology, Cuenca – Ecuador, 2018

En la soda confiamos. Un problema de salud pública en México.” EFA Análisis website.  November 6, 2018. By Elizabeth F.S. Roberts

Cultures of Energy podcast, featuring Elizabeth Roberts in conversation with Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe from the Center for Energy and the Environment Research in the Humanities, Rice University. April 26, 2018. (Link)

Sacco, Katherine and Agro, HilaryEntanglement’s Limits: An Interview with Elizabeth F. S. Roberts.” Dialogues, Cultural Anthropology website, March 12, 2018.

Bioetnografía: un experimento con métodos antropológicos en la Ciudad de México #AnthroDay” Colegio de Etnólogos y Antropólogos Sociales, A.C. (CEAS) website. By David Palma Vázquez and Elizabeth F.S. Roberts. February 2018

The Roberts Lab: Innovation and Collaboration.” Anthropology Newsletter. By Elizabeth Noll & Helen Lund. February 2018

Thesis and Student Posters

Cole, Faith. 2018 ‘Diagnostic Trajectories: The Entanglement of Resources, Diagnoses, and Bodies in Mexico City’ (Unpublished undergraduate thesis) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (PDF)

Marcovitch, Hannah. 2017. ‘Discretionary Foods and Relational Eating: A Bioethnography of Nutrition Science and Daily Sustenance in Mexico City.’ (Unpublished undergraduate thesis) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (PDF)

Marcovitch, H., Jansen, E. and Roberts, E.F.S. 2017. ‘Discretionary Foods and Relational Eating: A Bioethnography of Nutrition Science and Daily Sustenance in Mexico City Poster Presented at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Conference, Ann Arbor MI

Roberts, E. F.S, Sanz, C., Briscoe, H., and Merritt, K. 2017 Mexican Exposures: Bio-Ethnography with Six Mexican Families Poster Presented at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Conference, Ann Arbor MI (PDF)

Roberts, E.F.S, Toledo, J., and Ibarra, M. 2016 Mexican Exposures: Bio-Ethnography with Six Mexican Families Poster Presented at the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Conference, Ann Arbor MI (PDF)

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