About Dr. Pritzker
I received my Ph.D. in 2011 from the UCLA Department of Anthropology, where Drs. Elinor Ochs (linguistic anthropology) and Linda Garro (psychological/medical anthropology) served as my co-chairs. At UCLA, I also worked under the direction of Drs. Yunxiang Yan (sociocultural anthropology), Hongyin Tao (Chinese linguistics), and KaKit Hui (medicine). My first faculty appointment was in the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, where I worked as a researcher with a focus on integrative medicine. In 2015, I joined the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alabama. At UA, I am active in the core program in biocultural medical anthropology and serve as the department’s linguistic anthropologist. I am also active in the interdepartmental Linguistics and Asian Studies minors.
Since 2016, I have also been actively engaged with the decolonization of my own scholarship as well as, more broadly, the discipline of anthropology. I have also been working with students across majors on the development of a robust language and social justice program on campus. In 2020, I was awarded an NSF CAREER fellowship (2020-2025) to investigate the intersection of embodiment and social justice using the emerging method of biolinguistic anthropology. If you are interested in this project, please join our new lab, the UA Embodiment, Communication, and Health Open (Co)Lab (ECHO). More information can be found at the ECHO LAB tab, above.