2020-2021 Inaugural Teaching Team
Dr. Priscilla Song
Course Coordinator & Teacher
Dr. Song is an Associate Professor in the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine and the Department of History at HKU. She is a medical anthropologist whose research focuses on the social and ethical aspects of transnational biomedical technologies in urban China. She received her Ph.D. and MA in anthropology from Harvard University and her BA in anthropology and philosophy from Yale University. She has two young daughters and recently adopted a rescue puppy from Hong Kong Paws.
Dr. Laura Meek
Dr. Laura Meek is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at HKU. She is a medical anthropologist who researches counterfeit pharmaceuticals, bodily epistemologies, and the politics of healing in East Africa. Dr. Meek received her Ph.D. and MA in anthropology from the University of California, Davis, and an MA in women’s studies from George Washington University, and a B.A. in comparative human development from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Anna Iskra
Dr. Anna Iskra received her Ph.D. in anthropology at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. She is interested in the intersections between religion/spirituality, emotions, gender, and sexuality. Her doctoral thesis research was based in mainland China and examined how, in the emerging New Age/Body-Mind-Spirit networks, or shen xin ling 身心靈, emotions become carriers for various state-endorsed discourses on such topics as gender, money, and entrepreneurialism, or health. In her spare time, she loves running through the hilly forests of Lamma Island that she now calls home.
Ray Jiang Linyan
Ray Jiang Linyan completed her MPhil and undergraduate studies at the University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on Chinese marriage migrants in Hong Kong, poverty, and political representation.