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Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is professor emerita of anthropology at UC Berkeley. She is the author of several controversial and award-winning books, including Death Without Weeping: the Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil (UC Press), Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Ireland ( UC Press, in three editions), Commodifying Bodies (UK Sage) with Loic Wacquant, Violence in War and Peace (Wiley-Blackwell) with Philippe Bourgois, and, most recently, Violence in the Urban Margins (Oxford University Press), with P. Bourgois and J. Auyero.


The pontiff still hasn't commented on Ireland's abortion referendum. That could all change when he visits the country in August. 

Nancy Scheper-Hughes