Todd Meyers

Associate Professor of Anthropology, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Associate Professor, NYU
Todd Meyers
Associate Professor of Anthropology, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Associate Professor, NYU
Email
tem3@nyu.edu
Room
1201
Office Phone
86 (21) 20595237

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.

Research Interests

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Social and Historical Studies of Medicine
  • Chronic Illness
  • Clinical Ethnography
  • Public Health
  • Visual Culture

Education

  • 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

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Melanesian Pidgin (Melanesia lingua franca)
  • Kanité-Yate