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Amy Moran-Thomas

Amy Moran-Thomas is Alfred Henry and Jean Morrison Hayes Career Development Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT. Her research bridges the anthropology of health and environment (chronic disease, ecological and agricultural change, metabolism and nutrition) with ethnographic studies of science and technology (medical devices, chemical infrastructures, technology and kinship). She is author of Traveling with Sugar: Chronicles of a Global Epidemic (2019) and teaches on The Social Lives of Medical Objects at MIT.


Pulse oximeters give biased results for people with darker skin. The consequences could be serious.

Amy Moran-Thomas

Thanks to the teleférico, tourists can comfortably gawk at Brazil's poor.

Amy Moran-Thomas