Rachel Carmen Ceasar

my work

I'm a medical anthropologist writing on what's political about science, technology, and health today.

Current Research

What might exhuming reveal to us about the legacy of apartheid-era inequalities and state violence in South Africa?

Future Research

In what ways are health inequalities gendered in the context of farming in South Africa?


I’m currently working on a book manuscript, and two articles based on my dissertation research.


I’ve taught medical and sociocultural anthropology, and science studies in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

About Me

I’m a medical anthropologist employed at the University of the Witwatersrand where I’m a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Public Health. I received my PhD from the Joint Medical Anthropology Program at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco in December 2014, with a specialization in Science and Technology Studies. I’m originally from Los Angeles, U.S. and I’m currently living in Johannesburg, South Africa.


anthropology & etc.