Short Curriculum Vitae   |  Todd Eugene MEYERS   | 梅达德
 

New York University–Shanghai
1555 Century Avenue
Pudong New District, Shanghai 200122
People’s Republic of China

Email: tem3@nyu.edu
             

Education

Ph.D.            The Johns Hopkins University, Joint Ph.D., Anthropology and Public Health (2009)
 

M.A.              The Johns Hopkins University, Anthropology (2006)
 

B.F.A.           The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Studio (1995)

 

Academic Appointments
    

Associate Professor of Anthropology (01/16 – present)
New York University–Shanghai
Global Network University Associate Professor
New York University

Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology (09/15 – 12/15)
Department of Anthropology
Wayne State University

Assistant Professor of Medical Anthropology (09/09 – 06/15)
Department of Anthropology
Wayne State University

 

Other Appointments and Academic Affiliations

12/16 – present
Affiliated Associate Professor, Institute of Anthropology, East China Normal University

11/16 – present
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University

06/16 – present
Director, NYU-Shanghai, Center for Society, Health, and Medicine

03/16 – present
Faculty Affiliate, Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, New York University

 

Books

Monographs

The Sin Between Us (in preparation)

Black Figurine, and other pictures of coming apart (in preparation)

Chroniques de la maladie chronique, collection “Questions de soin,” edited by Céline Lefève and Frédéric Worms (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2017).

The Clinic and Elsewhere: Addiction, Adolescents, and the Afterlife of Therapy, in the In vivo: The Cultural Mediations of Biomedicine series, edited by Phillip Thurtle and Rob Mitchell (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013).

Chinese translation: 诊所之外:青少年成瘾治疗探究, in preparation, East China Normal University Press, with new Foreword

French translation: La Clinique et ailleurs: Anthropologie et thérapeutique de l’addiction translated by Aude Bandini, in the Philosophie du présent series, edited by Jean-François Braunstein, Arnold Davidson, and Daniele Lorenzini (Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2016)

 

Co-authored Books

(with Richard Baxstrom) A Perverse Naturalism: Film and Form (in preparation)

(with Stefanos Geroulanos) The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War (University of Chicago Press, 2018)

(with Richard Baxstrom) Violence’s Fabled Experiment (Berlin: Walther König [August] Verlag, Kleine Edition, 2018)

(with Richard Baxstrom) Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible (New York: Fordham University Press, 2016)

(with Stefanos Geroulanos) Experimente im individuum, Kurt Goldstein und die Frage des Organismus, translated by Nils F. Schott and Holger Wölfle (Berlin: Walther König [August] Verlag, 2014).
 

Editor

A Cultural History of Medicine, Roger Cooter, general editor. “The Modern and Postmodern Age, 1920-2000” volume XI, Todd Meyers, editor and introduction (forthcoming 2019, London: Berg/Bloomsbury Publishers).

Pamela Reynolds, The Uncaring, Intricate World: A Field Diary, Zambezi Valley 1984-85, foreword Todd Meyers, afterwords by Jane Guyer and Julie Livingston (forthcoming August 2019, Duke University Press).

The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another: Thoughts on Anthropology through the Work of Pamela Reynolds, edited by Todd Meyers (Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group, 2017).

Henri Atlan, Selected Writings: On Self-Organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism, Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers, editors and introduction (New York: Fordham University Press, 2011).

Georges Canguilhem, Knowledge of Life, edited and foreword by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers, translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg (New York: Fordham University Press, 2008).

François Delaporte, Anatomy of the Passions, edited and foreword by Todd Meyers, translated by Susan Emanuel (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008)

(with Richard Baxstrom) anthropologies (Baltimore: Creative Capitalism Press, 2008).

 

Books Translated

Writings on Medicine, Georges Canguilhem (with Stefanos Geroulanos) (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012).

 

Selected Articles in Scholarly Publications

Peer reviewed [PR], invited [I], and editorially reviewed [ER]

“The Living Room,” forum on Georges Canguilhem’s “Le vivant et son milieu,” with Hannah Landecker, Carlo Caduff, Adriana Petryna, and Kathleen Stewart. History of Anthropology Newsletter, January 2019 [ER, I]

(with Stefanos Geroulanos) “The Great War’s New Body” The Lancet Vol. 392, No. 10164: 2544-2545 [ER, I]

(with Stefanos Geroulanos) “The Maimed and the Healing” Aeon, December 13, 2018 [ER]

“‘Lorsque le regard change’: Singularité et modalités de l’image : déclinaison en trois scènesRaisons Pratiques, “Les objects composés,” edited by Anthony Stavrianakis and Nicolas Dodier, no. 28: 139-155 [PR, I]

“Trespass,” Correspondences, Cultural Anthropology, March 27, 2018 [ER, I]

“Life, Awakened and Untangled: Commentary on Perig Petrou’s ‘Life Form and Forms of Life in an Agentive Configuration, A Birth Ritual among the Mixe of Oaxaca, Mexico.” Current Anthropology 2017 58 (3): 360-380. [ER, I]

“The Poisonous Ingenuity of Time.” South Atlantic Quarterly 2016 115 (2): 351-366, special issue on “Biopolitics: Life in Past and Present” edited by Richard Keller and Sara Guyer [PR, I]

“How is comorbidity lived?” The Lancet [ER, I] Vol. 386 (9999), September 19, 2015: 1128-1129.

(with Emma Kowal, Eugene Raikhel, Peter Redfield, Sharon Abramowitz, Barbara Andersen, Jenna Grant, and Emily Yates-Doerr) “The Open Question: Medical Anthropology and Open Access,” Medicine, Anthropology, Theory 2015 2 (1): 75-94. [ER, I]

(with Nancy Rose Hunt) “The Other Global South.” The Lancet November 29, 2014 384 (9958): 1921-1922. [ER, I]

“Promise and Deceit: Pharmakos, Drug Replacement Therapy and the Perils of Experience.” Culture, Medicine, & Psychiatry, special issue on “Science, Culture, and Modern Psychotropy“ 2014 38 (2): 182-196 [PR, I]

“Anesthesia,” Commonplaces: Itemizing the Technological Present series, Somatosphere April 28, 2014 [ER, I]

“Commentary: A few thoughts on “A Strange Distance: Towards an Anthropology of Interior Dialogue.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2011 25 (1): 24-25. [ER, I]

“Le patient comme catégorie de pensée.” Archives des philosophies 2010 73 (4): 687-701. [PR]

(with Stefanos Geroulanos) “A Graft, Philosophical and Physiological: Jean-Luc Nancy’s L’Intrus.” Parallax 2009 51 (2): 83-96. [PR]

“A Turn Towards Dying: Presence, Signature, and the Social Course of Chronic Illness in Urban America.” Medical Anthropology 2007 26 (3): 205-227. [PR]

Cunningham, S.D., Meyers, T., Kerrigan, D., Ellen, J.M. “Psychosocial Factors Influencing the Disclosure of Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnoses Among Female Adolescents.” Sexual Health 2007 4 (1): 45-50. [PR]

Meyers, T., Leonard, L., Ellen, J.M. “The Clinic and Elsewhere: Illness, Sexuality and Social Experience Among Young African-American Men in Baltimore, Maryland.” Culture, Medicine, & Psychiatry 2004 28 (1): 67-86. [PR]
 

Book Introductions

“Introduction,” in A Cultural History of Medicine, Roger Cooter, general editor. “The Modern and Postmodern Age,” volume XI, Todd Meyers, editor. (forthcoming, London: Berg/Bloomsbury Publishers).

“The Unsubstantial Territory,” foreword to Pamela Reynolds, The Uncaring, Intricate World, (forthcoming, Duke University Press).

“Editor’s Note,” in The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another: Thoughts on Anthropology through the Work of Pamela Reynolds, edited by Todd Meyers (Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group, 2017), pp. xiii-xv.

“Remainders,” afterword in Hervé Guibert’s Cytomegalovirus: A Hospitalization Diary (New York: Fordham University Press 2016).

“The False Cannot Be the Moment of the True,” in François Delaporte’s Chagas Disease: History of a Continent’s Scourge, translated by Arthur Goldhammer. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012), ix-x.

(with Stefanos Geroulanos) “Georges Canguilhem’s Critique of Medical Reason,” in Georges Canguilhem’s Writings on Medicine, translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012), 1-24.

(with Stefanos Geroulanos) “An Introduction to Complexity,” in Henri Atlan’s Selected Writings: On Self-Organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism, Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers, editors (New York: Fordham University Press, 2011), 1-31.

“Speech without Utterance,” in François Delaporte’s Anatomy of the Passions, edited and foreword by Todd Meyers, translated by Susan Emanuel (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008), xiii-xv.

(with Paola Marrati) “Life, as such,” in Georges Canguilhem’s Knowledge of Life, edited and introduction by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers, translated by Stefanos Geroulanos and Daniela Ginsburg (New York: Fordham University Press, 2008), vii-xx.

(with Richard Baxstrom) “Introduction,” in anthropologies, Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers, editors (Baltimore: Creative Capitalism Press, 2008), 1-2.

 

Interviews

“The Anthropologist Fashions and Refashions, is Fashioned and Refashioned, Todd Meyers talks with Pamela Reynolds,” in The Ways We Stretch Toward One Another: Thoughts on Anthropology through the Work of Pamela Reynolds, edited by Todd Meyers (Bamenda, Cameroon: Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group, 2017), pp. 105-124.

“Jean Oury and Clinique La Borde: A Conversation with Camille Robcis.” Somatosphere June 2, 2014.

“On the Logic of Anthropological Inquiry: A Conversation with Paul Rabinow.” Los Angeles Review of Books, November 4, 2013.

“Interview with Nikolas Rose.” Public Culture 2013: 25 (3 71): 435-452.
 

Art Essays and Reviews (since 2016)

“Picks: “Growth,” Art Labor, Shanghai” Artforum September 2018.

“Picks: Scraggly Beard Grandpa, Capsule Gallery, Shanghai.” Artforum November 2017.

“Alice Wang, Capsule Gallery, Shanghai.” esse: arts + opinions October 2017.

“Picks: Daniel Spoerri, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris.” Artforum October 2017.

“Picks: LU Song, Control Point, Don Gallery, Shanghai.” Artforum May 2017.

“Picks: Energy Field, MOCA Shanghai.” Artforum March 2017.

“Holzwege, ShangART West Bund.” esse: arts + opinions  January 2017.

“Dragon Liver Phoenix Brain: Eight Emerging Artists, OCAT Shanghai.” esse: arts + opinions January 2017.

“Picks: Ni Jun: Deep Blue Sea, Shanghai Art Gallery of Art.” Artforum December 2016.

“Picks: Overpop: New Art from Yuz Collection and Beyond, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China.” Artforum September 2016.

“Picks: Jiang Pengyi: Grace, ShangART H-Space, Shanghai, China.” Artforum September 2016.

“Tony Oursler: Imponderable, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.” esse: arts + opinions August 2016.

“Class Struggle” Artforum August 12, 2016.

“Killoffer: Nourir le Monstre, Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris.” esse: arts + opinions June 2016.

“Yongping Huang: Bâton Serpent III: Spur Track to the Left, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China.” esse: arts + opinions April 2016.

“Olafur Eliasson: Nothingness is not nothing at all, Long Museum, Shanghai, China.” esse: arts + opinions April 2016.

“Heman Chong: Ifs, Ands, or Buts, Rockbund Museum, Shanghai, China.” esse: arts + opinions February 2016.

 

Selected Grants and Fellowships

09/13-08/14
American Council of Learned Societies, Collaborative Research Fellowship (with Stefanos Geroulanos, NYU)

06/14-07/14
Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Universität Freiburg, Germany, Guest Researcher

09/12-05/13
Eisenberg Institute for Historical Research, Residency Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

05/06-04/07
National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Science & Society Program, Principal Investigator: Dr. Veena Das, Department of Anthropology

05/06-04/09
Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual Fellowship, National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Drug Abuse [F31-0202039], Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Ellen, Department of Pediatrics

 

 

Editorships

Somatosphere, on-line journal of the social studies of medicine and science

Associate Editor    2014 – Present
Book Review Editor    2008 – 2013            

 

Forms of Living (with Stefanos Geroulanos)
Editor, book series, Fordham University Press     2008 – Present                         

The series includes original writing and translations of works by major scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, philosophy, science studies, and the history of medicine.

 

Series Titles (Approved by editorial board and published)

Helmuth Plessner. Levels of the Organic Life and the Human: An Introduction to Philosophical Anthropology ( - )

Georges Canguilhem. The Formation of the Concept of Reflex in the 17th and 18th centuries ( - )

Warren Montag and Richard Barney, eds.  Systems of Life (2018)

Mirko Grmek. Pathological Realities: Essays on Disease, Experiment, and History, introduction by Hans Jörg Rheinberger (2018)

Anson Rabinbach, The Eclipse of the Utopias of Labor (2018)

Fernando Vidal and Francisco Ortega. Being Brains (2017)

Leif Weatherby. Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ (2016)

Richard Baxstrom and Todd Meyers. Realizing the Witch: Science, Cinema, and the Mastery of the Invisible (2016)

Hervé Guibert. Cytomegalovirus: A Hospitalization Diary, introduction by David Caron and afterword by Todd Meyers (2016)

Anthony Stavrianakis, Gaymon Bennett, and Lyle Fearnley, eds. Science, Reason and Modernity: Readings for an Anthropology of the Contemporary (2015)

Veena Das. Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty (2014)

Roma Chatterji, ed. Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance (2014)

Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau. What's These Worlds Coming To? (2014)

Henning Schmidgen.  Bruno Latour in Pieces: An Intellectual Biography (2014)

Henning Schmidgen. The Helmholtz Curves: The Trace of Lost Time (2014)

Kathleen Frederickson. The Ploy of Instinct: Empire, Labor, and the Nature of Sexuality, 1859-1914 (2014)

Vanessa Limm and Miguel Vatter, eds. The Government of Life (2014)

François Delaporte. Figures of Medicine: Blood, Face Transplants, Parasites, introduction by Emmanuel Fournier, foreword by Christopher Lawrence (2013)

Pamela Reynolds. War in Worcester: Youth and the Apartheid Regime (2012)

François Delaporte. Chagas Disease, foreword by Todd Meyers (2012)

Juan Garrido. On Time, Being, and Hunger (2012)

Catherine Malabou. The New Wounded: From Neurosis to Brain Damage (2012)

Georges Canguilhem. Writings on Medicine, introduction by Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers (2012)

Jonathan Strauss. Human Remains: Death, Medicine, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris (2012)

Henri Atlan. Selected Writings: On Self-Organization, Philosophy, Bioethics, and Judaism, edited by Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers (2011)

Georges Canguilhem. Knowledge of Life, introduction by Paola Marrati and Todd Meyers (2008)