Courtney Broaddus

Seth Holmes PhD., MD.

Associate Professor
Martin Sisters Assistant Profeessor
Health and Social Behavior
School of Public Health
University of California
Berkeley , CA 94720
Current Research Interests
• Population health with focus on health disparities, social determinants of health, and global health
• Medical anthropology with focus on social theory and ethnography
• Social studies of medicine and science
• Social difference, especially related to race, social class, citizenship, gender, and sexuality
• The naturalization and normalization of social hierarchies and health disparities
• Social suffering and symbolic violence
• Gender theory, queer theory and LGBTQ health
• Immigration and migration
• Death and dying
• Urban and rural Latin America and North America, and Europe

Key Publications
• Holmes SMFresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Indigenous Mexican Farmworkers in the United States. University of California Press. 2013.
Holmes SM and H Castaneda. "Ethnographic Research in Migration and Health." In Migration and Health Research Methodologies. University of California Press. In Press. 
Holmes SM. 2012. The Clinical Gaze in the Practice of Migrant Health: Mexican Migrants in the United States. Social Science & Medicine. 74(6) : 873-881.
Holmes SM. Structural Vulnerability and Hierarchies of Ethnicity and Citizenship on the Farm. Medical Anthropology. 2011; 30(4):425-49. 
Holmes, Seth M. ABD'De Gocmenlerin Sagliginin Sosyal Baglami Uzrine Etnografik Bir Calisma. Turk Tabipleri Birligi Mesleki Saglik ve Guvenlik Dergisi(Turkish Medical Association Journal of Occupational Health and Safety). 2010-2011 (Published in July 2011) 38: 44-48.
Holmes SM. Structural Vulnerability and Hierarchies of Ethnicity and Citizenship on the Farm. Medical Anthropology. 2011; 30(4):425-49.
Holmes SM. Anthropology and Its Contact Zones. Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers. 2011; 100(1):5-7.
Holmes SM, Jenks AC, Stonington S. Clinical subjectivation: anthropologies of contemporary biomedical training. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2011; 35(2):105-12.
Holmes SM and Ponte M. En-case-ing the Patient: Disciplining Uncertainty in Medical Student Patient Presentations. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. 2011; 35(2):163-82.
Holmes SM. Don’t Misrepresent the Triqui. Monterey County Herald. 2009; Jan. 29.
Holmes SM. Media Representations of Triqui Marriage Unjust. Salinas Californian. 2009; Jan. 24
Holmes SM. Oaxacans Like to Work Bent Over: The Naturalization of Social Suffering Among Berry Farm Workers. International Migration. 2007; 45(3):39-68.
Holmes SM, Rabow M, Dibble S. Screening the Soul: Physician and Patient Communication at the Beginning of the End of Life. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2006, Jan; 23(1):25-34. PubMed: PMID 16450660.
Holmes SM. Parce qu'ils sont plus pres sol: L'invisibilisation de la souffrance sociale des cueilleurs de baies. Actes de Recherche en Sciences Sociales. 2006; 165(2):28-51.
Holmes SM. An Ethnographic Study of the Social Context of Migrant Health in the United States. Public Library of Science Medicine. 2006; 3(10):e448.
• Holtz T, Holmes SM, Stonington S, Eisenberg L. Health is Still Social: Contemporary Examples in the Age of the Genome. Public Library of Science Medicine. 2006; 3(10):e419.
• Stonington S, Holmes SM. Social Medicine in the Twenty-First Century. Public Library of Science Medicine. 2006; 3(20):e455.
Holmes SM. Pathologies of Power. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 2005; 48(1):153-156.
• PH 203A: Theories of Health and Social Behavior
• PH 24: Critical Analysis of Gender, Sexuality, the Body and Health
• ANTH 250J UCB/ANTH 211A UCSF: Ethnography: Theory and Method