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Megan Colleen Moodie
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department, Film and Digital Media Department, Legal Studies, Global & Community Health, South Asia Studies
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, 413
    • Anthropology Faculty Services
  • Mail Stop Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St.
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Ethnography

Research Interests

feminist theory, disability justice, medical anthropology, creative ethnographic methods

Geographical Areas: South Asia, East Europe, and the United States


Languages: Hindi, Romanian, Spanish


Popular media publications:







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Biography, Education and Training

Megan Moodie (B.A. Skidmore College 1998; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz, 2006) is Associate Professor of Anthropology.

Honors, Awards and Grants

Principal Investigator, UC Humanities Research Institute Residential Research Cluster: "How We Make It: Disability Justice for the Long Haul," UC Irvine, Spring 2022

Selected Publications

We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe. South Asia Across the Disciplines Series. University of Chicago Press. 2015.


""The Eye, The Finger, and the Foot": Methodological Sententiae for Embodied Research Creation." Feminist Studies 48.1 (2022): 287-314.



"Disruption at the Center: Disability Anthropology and Black Feminist Research-Creation." Fieldsights. 6 Sept 2022.



"Unrest: Gender, chronic illness, and the limits of documentary visibility." Film Quarterly 71.4 (2018): 9-15.



"Microfinance and the gender of risk: The case of Kiva. org." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 38.2 (2013): 279-302.