Anthony Wright is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate in the joint program in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. His research interests include biomedical practice (particularly the fields of oncology and psychiatry); youth and adolescence; the family and kinship; education and learning; and houselessness and mental illness. His regional interests are the United States and Mexico. Anthony is currently conducting ethnographic research on adolescent cancer treatment in Oakland, California. He is investigating how various forms of violence constitute and impinge upon the treatment process, as well as how morally charged discourses of parenthood, youth, and adolescence structure the experience of treatment.
Anthony holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Research Interests / Specializations:
biomedical practice (particularly the fields of oncology and psychiatry); youth and adolescence; the family and kinship; education and learning; houselessness and mental illness
Wright, Anthony. (In press). “El sueño de la antropología aplicada: La etnografía del campesinado y la voluntad de mejorar.” In Antropólogos pioneros en la región p’urhépecha. Lorena Ojeda Dávila, (ed.), La Prensa de la Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo.
Gaber, Nadia and Anthony Wright. (2016). “Protecting urban health and safety: balancing care and harm in the era of mass incarceration.” Journal of Urban Health, 93(1): 68-77. Special issue on police brutality, Hannah L. Cooper and Mindy Fullilove (eds.)
Wright, Anthony G. (2015). “Identifying Pious and Heretical Citizens in a Permanent Supported Housing Community.” Care Management Journals 16(1): 30-40.
Wright, Anthony G. (2012). “Social Defeat in Recovery-Oriented Supported Housing: Moral Experience, Stigma, and Ideological Resistance.” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 37(1): 660-678.