Lesley Sharp

  • Adjunct Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences
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Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Senior Research Scientist in Sociomedical Sciences

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 1978 Brandeis University
  • MA, 1984 UC Berkeley
  • PhD, 1990 UC Berkeley

Editorial Boards

Medical Anthropology Quarterly


Selected Publications

Lesley A. Sharp Bodies, Commodities, and Biotechnologies: Death, Mourning, and Scientific Desire in the Realm of Human Organ Transfer Columbia New York, NY USA 2007

Lesley A. Sharp Strange Harvest: Oragn Transplants, Denatured Bodies, and the Transformed Self California Berkeley, CA, USA 2006

Lesley A. Sharp The Sacrificed Generation: Youth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar California Bekeley, CA, USA 2002

Lesley A. Sharp The Possessed and the Dispossessed. Spirits, Identity, and Power in a Madagascar Migrant Town California Berkeley, CA, USA 1993

Keith Wailook, Peter Guarnaccia, Julie Livingston, eds. A Death Retold: Jesica Santillan, the Bungled Transplant, and the Paradoxes of Medical Citizenship Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, USA 2006

Lesley A. Sharp Denying Culture in the Transplant Arena: Technocratic Medicine's Myth of Democratization Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11:2 142-150 2002

Lesley A. Sharp Commodified Kin: Death, Mourning, and Competing Claims on the Bodies of Organ Donors in the United States American Anthropologist 103:1 112-133 2001

Lesley A. Sharp The Commodification of the Body and Its Parts Annual Review of Anthropology 29 287-328 2000

Lesley A. Sharp A Medical Anthropologist's View on Posttransplant Compliance: The Underground Economy of Medical Survival

Global Health Activities

Ethnographic field research 1987-8, 1993-5