Kathryn A. Rhine

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Anthropology, Brown University
Primary office:
Fraser Hall
Room 610
University of Kansas
1415 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590


Research Areas: Medical Anthropology; Global Health, Gender, Sexuality & Kinship, HIV/AIDS, Trauma Care, Road Traffic Accidents, Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa


Ph.D., Anthropology, Brown University

A.M., Anthropology, Brown University

B.A., Anthropology , The George Washington University

Selected Publications

  • Rhine, Kathryn A. n.d. The Unseen Things: HIV, Secrecy, and Wellbeing among Women in Northern Nigeria. Under review by Indiana University Press.
  • Rhine, Kathryn A. n.d. She Lives Dangerously: Intimate Ethics, Grammatical Personhood, and HIV in Islamic Northern Nigeria. Under review in Africa Today.
  • Rhine, Kathryn A., et al., eds. 2014. Medical Anthropology in Global Africa. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Publications in Anthropology.
  • Rhine, Kathryn A. 2014. Introduction. In Medical Anthropology in Global Africa, eds. Kathryn A. Rhine, et al., 3-7. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Publications in Anthropology.
  • Rhine, Kathryn A. 2013 “HIV, Embodied Secrets, and Intimate Labour in Northern Nigeria.” Ethnos (October 31): 1–20. doi:10.1080/00141844.2013.817458. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2013.817458 
  • Rhine, Kathryn A. 2011. “Ambiguity, Beauty, and (In)Conspicuous Consumption,” West African Research Association Newsletter, Spring 2011:6.
  • Rhine, Kathryn A. 2009. “Dilemmas of Diagnoses: HIV Testing in Northern Nigeria,” Northeastern Anthropological Association Newsletter, 31(4): 2-11. [Reprint of Juried Conference Paper Competition, 1st Place Award]
  • Rhine, Kathryn A. 2009. “Support Groups, Marriage, and the Management of Ambiguity among HIV-Positive Women in Northern Nigeria,” Anthropological Quarterly, 23(2): 369-400.

Recent Courses

  • Topics in Digital Ethnography  (Spring 2015)
  • Global Medicine, Freshmen Honors Seminar  (Fall 2014)
  • Global Health  (Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2015)
  • Current Cultural Anthropology (Spring 2011, Spring 2012)
  • Women, Health, and Healing in Africa  (Fall 2010)
  • Life and Death in Africa  (Spring 2010)
  • Introduction to Medical Anthropology (Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2014)
  • HIV/AIDS in Anthropological Perspective  (Fall 2009, Fall 2011) 

Professional Affiliations

  • African Studies Association
  • Mid-America Alliance for African Studies
  • Association for Africanist Anthropology
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Society for Medical Anthropology
  • Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • American Ethnological Society
  • Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology
  • AIDS and Anthropology Research Group

University of Kansas Affiliations

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