Todd Meyers is Associate Professor of Anthropology, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Associate Professor, NYU. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Professor Meyers holds a joint PhD in Anthropology and Public Health and a MA in Anthropology, both from The Johns Hopkins University, and a BFA in Studio from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Professor Meyers's research is primarily focused on the social study of medicine. His publications include Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible (with Richard Baxstrom, Fordham University Press, 2016), Experimente im individuum: Kurt Goldstein und die Frage des Organismus (with Stefanos Geroulanos, Walther König/ August Verlag, 2014) and The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy (University of Washington Press, 2013). In addition, he is co-editor of the Forms of Living book series from Fordham University Press and Associate Editor of the on-line forum Somatosphere.
Professor Meyers has received numerous awards and fellowships, including an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship (with Stefanos Geroulanos, NYU), a Residency Research Fellowship at the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Research/University of Michigan, and the Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Fellowship/NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse.
- Medical Anthropology
- Social and Historical Studies of Medicine
- Chronic Illness
- Clinical Ethnography
- Public Health
- Visual Culture
- Ph.D., Anthropology and Public Health
The Johns Hopkins University, 2009
- M.A., Anthropology
The Johns Hopkins University, 2006
- B.F.A., Studio
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1995
- Melanesian Pidgin (Melanesia lingua franca)