Dr. Walrath’s Interview

Dr. Dana Walrath gave an interview to Aysor.am which started a project called “Homeland”; Dr. Walrath told about her professional life in Armenia, including her work with the AUA School of Public Health, Institute of Ethnography, NGOs and different artists.

Dana Walrath, PhD, MFA is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont and a Women’s and Gender Studies affiliated faculty member; she is  a medical anthropologist, writer, and artist. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in the AUA School of Public Health in 2012-2013. After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, she taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. She has written on a wide range of topics related to gender in paleoanthropology, the social production of sickness and health, sex differences, genetics, and evolutionary medicine. Her work has appeared in edited volumes and in journals such as Current Anthropology, American Anthropologist, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and Anthropology Now. As well, she is a co-author of a leading anthropology textbook series that is published in a variety of languages. Dr. Walrath also has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has shown her art work in galleries throughout the USA. Her recent work on the Alzheimer’s disease, Aliceheimer’s, combines anthropology with memoir and visual art. Her verse novel, Grey White Down, set during the Armenian genocide is forthcoming from Random House/ Delacorte in 2014.

You can see the interview at http://aysor.am/am/news/2013/06/29/hayreniq-aysor/