Dr. Carolyn Heitmeyer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ‘Bionetworking in Asia’ project and will be focusing on exploring formal and informal collaborations around stem cell therapy and research as well as patient recruitment strategies in the context of India.
Heitmeyer received her PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics in 2009. Her doctoral research focused on Muslim identity in central Gujarat, India focusing on the period following the 2002 riots in the state. More recently, she has continued her research in western India as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Sussex, on a project focusing on rural health and reproductive rights in Rajasthan, India.
In addition to her background in the anthropology of India and health systems, Heitmeyer has also spent time living and studying in China and looks forward to drawing new parallels in the area of bionetworking between these two contexts.
Since 2008, she has also served as co-Editor for the peer-reviewed journal ‘Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism’.