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Department of Anthropology

Faculty ProfileLiz with family in Kacllarraccay, Peru

Elizabeth Cartwright, Ph.D.

Professor

Background

Elizabeth Cartwright is Professor in the Department of Anthropology.  Cartwright is an applied medical anthropologist and a registered nurse. She is the Director of the Hispanic Health Projects and the Latino Studies Program at ISU. Cartwright received her BSN from the University of Arizona in 1989 and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1998. Awards from the Inter-American Foundation and from the University of Arizona funded her dissertation research on immigration and health issues among the Amuzgo Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Since coming to ISU she has received $1.9 million dollars in grant monies as the PI or the Co-PI on medical anthropology and community based participatory research projects.  She is an instructor for the National Science Foundation, Short Courses on Research Methods online summer courses.
In addition to her academic work, Cartwright is co-founder of Crescendos Alliance, Inc. a non-profit organization that works to create innovative solutions to health disparities in Latin America and she is the Country Director, Nursing Education, Bolivia, for Health Volunteers Overseas.

Her books include, Manderson, Lenore, Cartwright, Elizabeth and Hardon, Anita (Editors),The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology.  Publication date: January 2016.

Women's Health: New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research. Series name: Case Studies in Medical and Health Science Education, Haworth Medical Press 2007, Cartwright, E. and P. Allotey Eds

Espacios de enfermedad y sanación: Los amuzgos de Oaxaca, entre la Sierra Sur y los campos agrícolas de Sonora. (Spaces of illness and curing: The Amuzgos of Oaxaca between the Sierra Sur and the Agricultural Camps of Sonora) (in Spanish). El Colegio de Sonora Press*, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. 2003.

She is widely published in such journals as Medical Anthropology, Culture Medicine and Psychiatry, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Qualitative Health Research and many edited volumes.  Cartwright is an associate editor on the journal Medical Anthropology.

Professor Cartwright has had professional and consulting appointments with the National Science Foundation, Inter-American Foundation, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, El Colegio de Sonora, CIESAS-Oaxaca, and the University of Wyoming. She has also been faculty at the  School of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Cartwright is a cellist with the Idaho State Civic Symphony.


Research Interests

Theoretically, Cartwright’s work focuses on structural vulnerability, environmental health threats (fracking, pesticides, Chagas disease) and health among immigrant and ethnic populations. She is working with Drusilla Gould, Shoshoni tribal member and ISU faculty member, on social justice and healing among the Shoshoni Indians of SE Idaho. Cartwright’s international work includes a multi-faceted research project studying the effects of fair-trade certification on small-scale coffee growers in Peru.  Her community based, participatory research projects are carried out by integrating community members in all aspects of the research project, from defining the research question to designing the project and gathering data.  Community members are also involved in data analysis, writing up and publishing results and presenting the research projects at professional and community meetings.
Methodologically, Cartwright focuses on systematic ethnographic methodologies that use text-based narratives and visual data.  She has funded a visual data analysis lab for the Department of Anthropology.  At the request of the National Science Foundation, she designed the methods training class for PhD-level scholars entitled, “Systematic Research Methods in Visual Anthropology”.  She teaches this class with her colleague Jerome Crowder, (University of Houston) for the NSF and the University of Florida at Gainesville in the online format during summer session.


Selected Publications

Books

Manderson, Lenore, Cartwright, Elizabeth and Anita Hardon (Authors and Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology.  March 2016.

Cartwright, E. and P. Allotey Eds.   Women's Health:  New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research.  Series name: Case Studies in Medical and Health Science Education Haworth Medical Press  2007.

Cartwright, E.  Espacios de enfermedad y sanación:  Los amuzgos de Oaxaca, entre la Sierra Sur y los campos agrícolas de Sonora. (Spaces of illness and curing:  The Amuzgos of Oaxaca between the Sierra Sur and the Agricultural Camps of Sonora) (in Spanish). El Colegio de Sonora Press*, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. 2003. Available at www.colson.edu.mx  *El Colegio de Sonora Press is an academic press that publishes peer-reviewed journals and books that address current academic research being carried out in Mexico. 

Books In Progress

Cartwright, E, and J. Crowder Visualizing Theory:  Challenging the Textual, Processualizing the Cultural. Book prospectus being developed based on the class that we developed for the National Science Foundation Short Course in Research Methods.  

Special Journal Issues 

Quesada, J. and E. Cartwright, Editors, Special Article Series in Medical Anthropology on Structural Vulnerability and Immigration. Vol. 30 (4, 5) 2011.

Whittaker, A. and E. Cartwright, Editors Special Issue of Medical Anthropology on Medical Tourism, November 2010.

Special Issue of Women and Health—Advocacy, Social Justice and Women’s Health:  A Social Science PerspectiveElizabeth Cartwright and Pascale Allotey. Eds. Vol. 43(4) 2006.

Articles Submitted/In Progress/in Revisions

Cartwright, E. and D. Gould, “Shoshone Concepts of the Effects of Trauma” (working title)

Cartwright, E.  et al “Chagas Disease a case study in Pathocenosis” for publication in Eco Health.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Cartwright, E. and D. Schow, “Anthropological Perspectives on Participation in CBPR: Insights from the Water Project in Maras, Peru” Qualitative Health Research, January 2016.

Cartwright, E. “Immigrant Dreams:  Legal Pathologies and Structural Vulnerabilities Along the Immigrant Continuum”, Medical Anthropology,  30(5): 475-495, 2011.

Cartwright, E. and L. Manderson, “Diagnosing the Structure:  Immigrant Vulnerabilities in Global Perspective”, Medical Anthropology, 30(5)L 451-453, 2011.

Whittaker, Andrea, L. Manderson and Elizabeth Cartwright.  “Patients Without Borders:  Understanding Medical Travel”, Medical Anthropology, 29(4): 336-343, 2010.

Nelson Tanae S, Ellen Rogo, Linda D. Boyd, and Elizabeth Cartwright “The explanatory model of Mexican American mothers' perception of dental decay”. (Clinical report): Journal of Dental Hygiene (Digital June 3 2009)

Cartwright, E. "Bodily Remembering: Memory, Place, and Understanding Latino Folk Illnesses among the Amuzgos Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico," Culture Medicine and Psychiatry. 31(4)527-45.2007.

Cartwright, E. and P. Ållotey, “Participatory Action Research in Advocacy and Social Justice in Women’s Health” Women and Health, 43(4) :1-6, 2006.

Cartwright, E. et al,  “Community-based participatory research with Hispanic Agricultural Workers in SE Idaho”  Women and Health, 43(4): 89-109, 2006.

Cartwright, E. “Exchanging Hats:  A Gendered Perspective on Teaching Clinical Medical Anthropology”,  Women and Health, 34(7):23-34, June 2003.

Hunter, A., Hall, T., Hearn, G., Cartwright, E. “The Health Status of Hispanic Migrant Farmworkers in Idaho” Texas Journal of Rural Health, 21(1):50-59, 2003.
                       
Nichter, Mark and E. Cartwright, "Saving the Children for the Tobacco Industry", Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 5(3):236-256, 1991.

Book Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Collections
Forthcoming in 2016:

Cartwright, E. “Mining and Its Health Consequences:  From Matewan to Fracking”, in Merrill Singer (Ed.) A Companion to Environmental Health:  Anthropological Perspectives.  Wiley Press. 2016.

Manderson, L., E. Cartwright A. Hardon  “Sign Posts” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

L. Manderson, E. Cartwright and A. Hardon “Changing Childhoods” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Hardon, A., L. Manderson and E. Cartwright  “Sexuality and Technology” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Hardon,A. Manderson, L., and E. Cartwright, “The Socialtities of HIV” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Hardon, A., E. Cartwright and L. Manderson “The Stresses in Everyday Life” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Cartwright, E., A. Hardon and L. Manderson “Bodily Resistances” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Manderson, L. Cartwright, E. and A. Hardon in “The Chronicities of Illness” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Cartwright, E., A. Hardon and L. Manderson “Ways of Caring” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

L. Manderson, E. Cartwright and A. Hardon “Endings” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Hardon, A., L. Manderson and E. Cartwright “Marketing Medicine” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Cartwright, E., L. Manderson and A. Hardon “The Anthropocene” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Cartwright, E., L. Manderson and A. Hardon “Global Quests for Care” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

L. Manderson, E. Cartwright, A. Hardon “War, Violence and Social Response” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Hardon, A., L. Manderson and E. Cartwright “Genes, Kinship and Risk” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Cartwright, E., A. Hardon and L. Manderson “How the Logics of Practice Travel” in Manderson, Cartwright and Hardon (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Manderson, L. A. Hardon and E. Cartwright “Vital Signs: Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century” Manderson, Lenore, Hardon, Anita and Elizabeth Cartwright (Editors), The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology.  Routledge Press, NY, NY 2016.

Published Chapters:

Cartwright, E.  “Coraje” Sage Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.  Sage Press, 2015.

Cartwright, E. “Forward” to the book, “Down Country Lanes, Behind Abandoned Houses”, by Keith Bletzer. Bentham Science, 2015.

Cartwright, E. “Eco-risk and the case of Fracking” in Cultures of Energy, Sarah Strauss, Stephanie Rupp and Thomas Love, Eds. Pp 201-212 Left Coast Press, 2013.

Cartwright, E., Smith-Rolston, J. and D. Newberry, “Energy Currents:  Global/Local Tensions Over Fossil and Alternative Energies.” In Cultures of Energy, Sarah Strauss, Stephanie Rupp and Thomas Love, Eds. Pp. 256-266 Left Coast Press, 2013.

Cartwright, E. “Learning to Use a New Medical Technology:  Excerpts from a Video-Based Study” in Visual Research:  A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually Jonathan Marion and Jerome Crowder co-authors. P. 69.  Bloomsbury Publishers, London, 2013.

Marion, Jonathan, Crowder, Jerome and E. Cartwright, “Using Video”, in Visual Research:  A Concise Introduction to Thinking Visually Jonathan Marion and Jerome Crowder co-authors. Pp. 67-81 Bloomsbury Publishers, London, 2013.

Nichter, Mark and E. Cartwright, “Saving the Children for the Tobacco Industry” in Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology, ed. Peter J. Brown and Ron Barrett second edition. Pp. 425-436. McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Cartwright, E. “Crow Component Faunal Analysis” in Medicine Lodge Creek:  Holocene Archaeology of the Eastern Big Horn Basin, Wyoming, Volume 1,.  edited by George C. Frison and Danny N. Walker. Pp. 283-286. Clovis Press 2007.

Cartwright, E. and P. Ållotey, “Participatory Action Research in Advocacy and Social Justice in Women’s Health” in Women's Health:  New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research.  Series name: Case Studies in Medical and Health Science Education Elizabeth Cartwright and Pascale Allotey. Eds. Haworth Medical Press 2007.

Cartwright, E. et al,  “Community-based participatory research with Hispanic Agricultural Workers in SE Idaho” in  Women's Health:  New Frontiers in Advocacy & Social Justice Research.  Series name: Case Studies in Medical and Health Science Education Elizabeth Cartwright and Pascale Allotey. Eds. Haworth Medical Press 2007.

Cartwright, E. G. Salazar, C Castro, “Soy Muy Mujer:  Older Mexican Women’s Perceptions of Cervical Uterine Cancer:  Hermosillo, Sonora and Tucson, Arizona. Compartiendo Historias de Fronteras:  Cuerpos, géneros, generaciones y salud, Ed. By Catalina Denman, Janice Monk, Normal Ojeda.  El Colegio de Sonora Press, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, 2004.

Cartwright, E. “Exchanging Hats:  A Gendered Perspective on Teaching Clinical Medical Anthropology”, in Teaching Gender, Teaching Women’s Health:  Case Studies in Medical and Health Science Education”, edited by Lenore Manderson, Haworth Medical Press, 2003, 11 pp.
                       
Cartwright, E.  “Little Dove:  The story of an Amuzgan Indian girl”, in Personal Encounters in Anthropology:  A Reader in Cultural Anthropology, edited by April Sievert and Linda Wallbridge. Pp. 97-101. McGraw Hill Publishers, 2002.

Cartwright, E.  “Luchando por la Vida: Diagnosing Coraje and Dispelling the Myth of Silence Among Indigenous Women Farmworkers on La Costa, Hermosillo.” in Ed. E. Tunon Pablos, Pp. 277-302.  Mujeres en las Fronteras:  Migración, Trabajo y Salud (Belice, Guatemala, Estados Unidos), Plaza Y Valdés, México, D.F. 2001.

Cartwright, E.and Jan Thomas   “Risk, Technology and Malpractice in Maternity Care in the United States, Sweden, Canada and the Netherlands.”  in Eds. Raymond DeVries, Edwin van Teijlingen and Sirpa Wrede Pp. 218-228. Birth by Design:The Social Shaping of Maternity Care in Northern Europe and North America, Routledge, 2000.

Cartwright, E.   “The Logic of Heartbeats:  Electronic Fetal Monitoring and Biomedically Constructed Birth”, in Cyborg Babies, eds. Robbie Davis-Floyd and Joseph Dumit.Pp. 240-254. Routledge, 1998.

Nichter, Mark and E. Cartwright, “Saving the Children for the Tobacco Industry” in Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology, ed. Peter J. Brown. Pp. 422-433. Mayfield Publishing Company, Mountain View, California, 1998.

Book and Film Reviews in Refereed Journals
                    
Cartwright, E. Book review of Chronic Conditions, Fluid States:  Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness

New Brunswick, New Jersey:  Rutgers University Press Lenore Manderson and Carolyn Smith-Morris editors 2010. 336 pp.  Journal of Qualitative Health Research. 21(9): 1297-8, 2011.

Cartwright, E. Book review of Medicine’s Moving Pictures:  Medicine, Health, and Bodies in American Film and Television, Leslie Reagan, Nancy Tomes, Paul A. Treichler (Eds.) Rochester, University of Rochester Press, 2007, 343 pp. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 23(4) 2009.

Cartwright, E. “Hummingbird” Visual Anthropology Review Spring 2006.  Review of documentary film focusing on domestic violence in Brazil by Holly Mosher. 

Book Forward

Cartwright, E. “Forward” for Keith Bletzer’s, Down Country Lanes, Behind Abandoned Houses, Bentham Science Publishers. 2015.

BOOK REVIEWS OF MY PUBLICATIONS

“Espacios de enfermedad y sanacion.  Los amuzgos de Oaxaca.  Entre la sierra sur y los campos agricolas de Sonora” reviewed by Gilda Salazar Antunez in Estudios Sociales Vol. 13 (25) 2005..

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