Eric Plemons

Anthropology
(520) 621-2585
Haury Anthropology Building
Room 315

Eric Plemons is a medical anthropologist whose research focuses on the politics and practice of transgender medicine and surgery. His first book, The Look of a Woman: facial feminization surgery and the aims of trans- medicine (2017, Duke University Press), was awarded the 2017 Ruth Benedict Prize by the Association for Queer Anthropology.  With Chris Straayer, Plemons was guest editor of the 2018 TSQ* special issue on surgery. Plemons's current research examines the ways that US institutions are responding to a rapidly growing demand for trans- healthcare. This work takes him to hospitals, drop-in clinics, Medicaid provider offices, clinical administrative meetings, patient living rooms, and more. I will be on research leave for Spring 2019.