UFS 2018 PRESENTER - DR. NANCY CHEN - Danzantes Unidos®
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UFS 2018 “Bailando Sin Fronteras” will take place at the University of California, Santa Cruz on February 2, 3 & 4 and is being hosted by Los Mejicas de UC Santa Cruz. The organizing committee is proud to announce the participation of Dr. Nancy Chen as the workshop presenter on “Nutrition & Health”.

Nancy Chen
Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Ph.D. Anthropology, UC Berkeley and San Francisco
M.A. Anthropology, UC Berkeley
B.A. Stanford University, Human Biology and Humanities Honors

As a medical anthropologist, Nancy Chen focuses on healing practices and health institutions. She has conducted fieldwork in mainland China, primarily, with comparative research in the United States. Her interests include the study of healing narratives, chronic and infectious diseases, traditional medical knowledge, and intersections between the body politic, gender, ethnicity, and medicine. Chen’s recent research examines the role of biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industries in Asian societies. Questions of ethnographic research in multisited contexts and urban theory inform Chen’s approach to fieldwork and teaching. She also studies Chinese diasporas and expanding notions of Asian American identify.

She regularly teaches on the anthropology of food, medicine, ethnographic film, urban anthropology, China, and Asian Americans.

Author of Food, Medicine, and the Quest for Good Health (2009) and Breathing Spaces: Qigong, Psychiatry and Healing in China (2003), she also co-edited Bioinsecurity and Vulnerability (2014), Asian Biotech: Ethics and Communities of Fate (2010), Bodies in the Making (2006), and China Urban: Ethnographies of Contemporary Culture (2001).


Registration for UFS 2018 is open to all leaders & administrators (ages 18+) of high-school, college and university folklorico groups throughout the nation.

Info packet: click here.

Online Registration: click here.

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The University Folklorico Summit (UFS), an initiative of Danzantes Unidos, is a three-day leadership and cultural arts conference designed for collegiate folklorico groups. UFS provides a forum for university folklorico group leaders to meet, share their best practices, and strategize for their communities.

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