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Allison Schlosser

Assistant Professor University of Nebraska, OmahaDepartment of Sociology & Anthropology
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Biographical Info

Allison Schlosser is a cultural and medical anthropologist with a background in public health social work. She is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where she teaches Medical Anthropology and Health Humanities. Allison specializes in illegal drug use, cultural constructions of “addiction,” and the politics of intervention in the United States. She received her Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 2018 and was a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at the CWRU School of Medicine from 2018-2020. Her research examines the moral politics of addiction treatment and harm reduction, biomedicalization of addiction treatment and its relationship to identity and subjectivity, and health disparities associated with drug use and access to care. She is currently working on a new project on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on harm reduction and treatment policies and practices in the Midwestern U.S. Email: allisonschlosser@unomaha.edu

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