Dr. Alexa S. Dietrich



Parker Hall Room 209
(718) 420-4373

Office Hours:

Wednesday 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 4:30-5:30 pm
(And By Appointment)

Fall 2015 Class Schedule:

AN 101-LC: Introduction to Anthropology - WF 11:20-12:50
RFT-LC: You Are What You Eat and You Are What You Say - TR 11:20-12:50
AN251: Sex, Gender and Culture - TR 1:00-2:30


A.B., Barnard College; MPH, PhD., Emory University

Research Interests:

Corporations and communities; community environmental health; political ecology of Puerto Rico; the global pharmaceutical industry; social responsibility in business.

Teaching Interests:

Medical Anthropology; Culture, Community, and Environment; Gender and Sexuality; Cultural Anthropology: Theory and Methods; Political Anthropology; Anthropology and Public Health; Cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America; Applying Anthropology in Everyday Life.

Representative Publications:

Dietrich, Alexa S.
2013   The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico. New York University Press.

Dietrich, Alexa S.
2011   “Coercive Harmony, Deep Capture, and Environmental Justice in Puerto Rico.”  Development & Change. 42 (6): 1441-1463.

Dietrich, Alexa S.
2008  “Corrosion in the System: The Community Health By-Products of Pharmaceutical Production in Northern Puerto Rico.” In Killer Commodities: Public Health and the Corporate Production of Harm, M. Singer and H. Baer, eds.  New York: AltaMira Press.