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Guest Name
Jain Lochlann
Guest Occupation
Associate Professor, Stanford University
Guest Biography

Lochlann Jain is an Associate Professor in Stanford's Anthropology department, where she teaches medical and  legal anthropology.

Jain's first book, Injury (Princeton University Press, 2006), analyzed injury as a civil rights issue and product liability law as a place to better understand how Americans value physical health. The book was praised as: “a first-rate work of critique” (American Bar Foundation), “a provocative, sophisticated, and ambitious analysis” (Law & Politics Book Review), and “an impressive feat of interdisciplinary scholarship” (American Anthropologist).

Trained as an interdisciplinary scholar, Jain has used literature in oncology, law, history, and literature, as well as anthropology and memoir to analyze and explain how cancer has become definitive of life in the United States.

Jain is the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the National Center for the Humanities, the Stanford Humanities Center, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.