Emily Yates-Doerr

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

Emily Yates-Doerr (Ph.D. 2011, Anthropology, NYU) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology in the Health Care and the Body research group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research. She currently holds a Veni grant from the NWO for the project When Global Health Meets Local Development: A Case Study of the 'First 1000 Days of Life' Initiative in Guatemala. Her book, The Weight of the Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala (University of California Press, 2015), examines the social life of obesity in the highland city of Xela.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Anthropology , University of Amsterdam


  • 2011 
    New York University , PhD
  • 2002 
    Stanford University , MA
  • 2001 
    Stanford University , BA